Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Feb 26, 2012

LOT 410

RICHARD MILLE RM002/2 WHITE GOLD TOURBILLON Richard Mille, ?Tourbillon RM 002?, No. 333. Made circa 2008. Very fine, and unusual, tonneau-shaped and curved, 18K white gold wrist-watch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator, torque indicator, 70 hour power reserve and an 18K white gold Richard Mille deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original box, warranty and tool.

HKD 600,000 - 950,000

USD 80,000 - 120,000 / EUR 60,000 - 100,000

Sold: HKD 920,000

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Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Richard Mille fi rst introduced carbon nanofi ber baseplates in the RM006 tourbillon. Due the advantageous characteristics of the material from late 2004 he replaced the conventional PVD titanium baseplates used in the RM002 and RM003 with carbon nanofi ber, creating a V2 (version 2) reference. Carbon nanofi ber, also known as high density carbon, was inspired by Formula One and space research technology, the plates are signifi cantly stronger, lighter and more resistant to fl uctuation in temperature than titanium.
The function selector is activated by depressing the coaxial button in the crown to select between W (winding) N (neutral) or H (hand setting) positions