Hong Kong, Nov 25, 2022

LOT 264


HKD 3,000,000 - 5,500,000

EUR 386,000 - 710,000 / CHF 380,000 - 700,000 / USD 384,000 - 710,000

Sold: HKD 3,750,000

A fine and rare, 18K white gold, manual winding tourbillon wristwatch with dualtime zone indicator, function sector, power reserve indication and transparent caseback

Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Richard Mille

Model Tourbillon Aerodyne Dual Time Zone

Reference RM022

Year Sold in 2013

Movement No. 50

Case No. 22

Buckle 18K white gold RM folding clasp

Caliber RM022

Dimensions 48 x 39mm.

Weight 154gr. (approx.)

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories RM fitted box, certificate


The Richard Mille RM 022 Tourbillon Aerodyne Dual Time, gets its name from its use of aerospace materials. The RM 022 is equipped with a composite baseplate featuring a titanium exterior framework combined with honeycomb orthorhombic titanium aluminide and carbon nanofibre. These materials belong to a new group of alloys. The use of this alloy in a honeycomb geometrical structure was originally the subject of research by NASA for application as the central core material for the ‘sandwiched’ wings of supersonic aircraft, where resistance to extremely high temperatures and torsion is paramount. The alloy in this honeycomb form offers unparalleled rigidity, a low thermal expansion coefficient and exceptional torsion-resistance. The actual shape of the baseplate itself as seen from the dial side resembles the trench-like V-shaped profile of a flying wing aircraft, where the wing tips are positioned higher than the central body of the aircraft itself. The winding barrel and tourbillon are both placed in the central depth of this aerodynamic structure, balancing on light and airy bridges with four arms on two sides. The watch represents the extraordinary union of all the aspects that comprise the Richard Mille philosophy of watchmaking – now and in the future.