Richard Mille - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Richard Mille
    Year: 2015
    Reference No: RM011-FM
    Movement No: 5802
    Case No: No. 38/100, RM011 AO CA/5508
    Model Name: Felipe Massa Black Night
    Material: Carbon NTPT
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. RMAC1, 68 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Nylon
    Dimensions: 50mm x 40mm
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by double signed Richard Mille warranty dated 23rd January, 2015 featuring signatures by both Richard Mille and Felipe Massa, signature Letter of Authenticity dated January 14, 2022, Richard Mille presentation box, additional watch pouches, Richard Mille red rubber strap with RM titanium double deployant clasp, and outer packaging.

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    Richard Mille released his first model, the RM001, in 2001 and thus began an independent brand known for visionary and avante-garde designs with an aesthetic never seen before in the history of watchmaking. Since their beginning, Mille has pushed the limits of horology making some of the most technical watches of the 21st century. His cutting-edge designs are immediately recognizable, and are sophisticated, practical, and comfortable on the wrist. The movements are manufactured to be worn in extreme conditions using revolutionary materials. With this in mind, Mille has partnered with brand ambassadors from the sports world who with their own excellence, represent the premier quality of the watches. Accordingly, Mille partnered with Felipe Massa in 2004 to release the RM006 tourbillon nanofiber timepiece. This model pushed the limits of technology for a watch that could withstand the accelerations and vibrations of F1 Grand Prix racing.

    The RM011 was first introduced in 2007, and was the firm’s first chronograph model with annual calendar featuring an oversized digital date display on a skeletonized dial. Since its initial launch, the reference has developed a cult following and an iconic status as one of the brands most important and sought-after models. Traditionally encased in titanium, the present limited-edition model from 2015 continued the relationship between Mille and Massa, and is made with a carbon NTPT (North Thin Ply Technology) case - a lightweight material capable of withstanding the extreme forces of Formula 1 racing.
    Produced in a limited number of 100 examples, this is a rare opportunity to own and wear an extremely charismatic Richard Mille flyback wristwatch. This example is in excellent overall condition and accompanied by its warranty and presentation box. The watch is further enhanced with the signature of Felipe Massa on the warranty alongside that of Richard Mille himself.

  • Artist Biography

    Richard Mille

    Swiss • 1999

    Established in 1999, Richard Mille's ultra-modern timepieces combine cutting-edge materials from high performance worlds such as Formula 1 racecars with high-end traditional watchmaking. The brand's revolutionary designs, technical breakthroughs and exceptional hand-finishing excite even the most discriminating collectors, and have positioned Richard Mille alongside the top makers of the modern luxury watch world.

    Innovative watches, such as the RM 027 Tourbillon, which was the world’s lightest mechanical watch when introduced in 2011, have helped the brand invert the concept of the luxury watch. Key models include the RM 009 Tourbillon cased in Aluminum Silicon Carbide (AlSiC), the RM 027-02 Tourbillon made for tennis star Rafael Nadal with a case made from quartz and carbon fiber and the RM 008 split seconds chronograph.

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PLEASE NOTE, THIS LOT IS A PREMIUM LOT. ONLINE BIDDING WILL BE DISABLED FOR THIS LOT. TO BID ON THE LOT YOU MUST COMPLETE AND SATISFY OUR PREMIUM LOT PRE-REGISTRATION PROCEDURE NO LATER THAN 24 HOURS BEFORE THE START OF THE AUCTION SESSION IN WHICH IT IS OFFERED. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT ONLY IN PERSON, WRITTEN ABSENTEE, OR TELEPHONE BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THESE LOTS. PLEASE CONTACT THE BIDS DEPARTMENT AT [email protected] FOR DETAILS.

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Ref. RM011-FM
A very rare and attractive limited edition Carbon NTPT skeletonized flyback chronograph wristwatch with date, month, warranty signed by Felipe Massa, authentication letter, and presentation box

2015
50mm x 40mm
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed.

Estimate
$200,000 - 400,000 
CHF192,000-384,000
€187,000-373,000
HK$1,570,000-3,140,000
S$274,000-548,000

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022