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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


Case: 2-9

Very good


Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


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.