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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 14, 2011

LOT 20

RICHARD MILLE ? RM005 TITANIUM - FELIPE MASSA ? LIMITED EDITION Richard Mille, ?RM 005 - Felipe Massa,? No. 196/300, Ref. RM005 F. Massa AGTi. Made in a limited edition of 300 pieces circa 2005. Very fine, rare and unusual, tonneau-shaped and curved, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, titanium wristwatch with date and a titanium Richard Mille buckle. Accompanied by the original Richard Mille fitted box, warranty and technical literature.

C. Three-body, matte fi nish, bezel with 8 special milled titanium screws, reinforced case band, transparent case back with 4 special milled titanium screws, rubber-coated winding crown, 2 curved and anti-refl ective sapphire crystals. D. Sapphire crystal with painted white Arabic numerals, white minute/seconds divisions with 5-minute luminous dot markers set into a yellow frame, at 7 yellow aperture for the date within yellow and green border. Two-tone steel and green enameled skeleton hands with luminous tips. M. Cal. RM 005, titanium, 32 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating fl at balance spring, central titanium rotor with 6-positional adjustable geometry and tungsten/cobalt-alloy segment. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 38 x 45 mm. Thickness 12 mm.

USD 25,000 - 35,000

CHF 20,000 - 27,000 / EUR 18,000 - 25,000

Sold: USD 32,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-9

Very good

Scratched

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

This model was created in conjunction with the Brazilian born Ferrari Formula One driver, Felipe Massa, to be worn while driving the Grand Prix. Richard Mille produced a very lightweight (55g) and durable sports watch built to withstand the g-forces and shocks one faces in a F1 car. Later versions, based on technology used in this model, were made for tennis player Rafael Nadal and golfer Bubba Watson.