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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2970

    RICHARD MILLE. A FINE AND LARGE 18K PINK GOLD SKELETONISED TONNEAU-SHAPED AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS AND DATE

    SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, MODEL "RM005", NO. 173, MOVEMENT NO. 1642, REF. RM005 AE PG, CIRCA 2005

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    RICHARD MILLE. A FINE AND LARGE 18K PINK GOLD SKELETONISED TONNEAU-SHAPED AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS AND DATE
    SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, MODEL "RM005", NO. 173, MOVEMENT NO. 1642, REF. RM005 AE PG, CIRCA 2005

    Cal. RM-005 titanium lever movement, 32 jewels, Glucydur balance adjusted in 5 positions, unidirectional titanium rotor with 6 positional adjustable geometry and tungsten/cobalt-alloy segment, the skeletonised dial with painted Arabic numerals, outer minute divisions with 5 minute luminous dot accents, luminous hands, centre seconds, eccentric aperture for date, in curved tonneau-shaped case, bezel secured by eight milled titanium screws, glazed display back secured by four milled titanium screws, reinforced case band and rubber clad crown, together with a titanium Richard Mille buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    Total length 45 mm.


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    US$19,000-25,000
    EUR14,000-19,000

    Accompanied by a Richard Mille presentation box with outer packaging and Warranty.

    The main feature of the present watch is its rotor with variable geometry and unidirectional, anti-clockwise winding direction. This exclusive Richard Mille design allows the rewinding of the mainspring to be adapted most effectively to the user's activity level whether it be sporting or non-sporting environments. By adjusting the setting of the rib's placement, the rotor's inertia is modified to either speed up the winding process in the case of leisurely arm movements, or slow it down when sporting activities are pursued. As a result, this invention allows the movement's winding mechanism to be personalised and optimised to the owner's lifestyle.