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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 263

RICHARD MILLE RM006 TITANIUM TOURBILLON Richard Mille, "Tourbillon RM 006", No. 07. Made in a limited edition of 20 pieces circa 2006. Very fine, and unusual, tonneau-shaped and curved, titanium wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator, 70 hour power reserve and a titanium Richard Mille clasp. Accompanied by the original box.

Three-body, 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-reflective sapphire crystals. Transparent with white Arabic numerals, outer minute divisions with 5-minute luminous dot markers, at 1 sector for the torque indication, at 6 aperture for the tourbillon regulator under a V-shaped bridge. Titanium skeleton hands with luminous tips. Cal. RM006, carbon nanofi ber, 19 jewels, lateral lever escapement with one-minute tourbillon regulator, titanium tourbillon cage with 3 equidistant polished arms, monometallic balance with ceramic cap jewel, adjusted to heat, cold and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring.

CHF 80,000 - 120,000

HKD 670,000 - 1,000,000 / USD 86,000 - 130,000

Sold: CHF 177,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: -01

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 38 x 45 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. The first watch developed in conjunction with Felipe Massa, the RM006 was made in a limited edition of 20 pieces and was the first baseplate in nano carbonfiber. Weighing in at an amazing 42 grams and resistant to forces up to 500G, the watch was put to the test when Massa experienced a near fatal accident at the Hungarian Grand Prix wearing a similar watch that escaped unharmed unlike Felipe who broke his skull during the incident but thankfully fully recovered. Never offered at auction before, the RM006 is already part of the legacy of the amazing brand.