Richard Mille. A unique 18K pink gold automatic wristwatch, especially made for Sentebale
Richard Mille. A unique 18K pink gold automatic wristwatch, especially made for Sentebale


Richard Mille. A unique 18K pink gold automatic wristwatch, especially made for Sentebale
Signed Richard Mille, Unique Piece No. 01/01, ref. RM033 AJ RG/000, manufactured in 2012
Cal. RMXP1 extra-flat skeletonized automatic movement, 29 jewels, PVD-coating sandblasted titanium bridges, Titalyt-coating sandblasted titanium plate secured, titanium screws, free-sprung Glucydur balance with variable inertia, eccentric platinum micro-rotor, sapphire crystal dial, painted stylized coloured Arabic numerals, inspired by the colours of Sentebale, outer green chapter ring with Arabic five-minute divisions and luminous dots, luminous pink gold Dauphine-style hands, water-resistant-type large flat brushed circular case, glazed display back with reverse-printed Sentebale logo, rubber-coated ceramic and pink gold crown, Richard Mille rubber strap and 18K pink gold Richard Mille buckle, case, dial and movement signed
45.7 mm. diam., 6.30 mm. thick

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Lot Essay

With Richard Mille warranty dated 14 May 2012, product literature, screwdriver and polishing cloth, fitted black presentation box with winding facility and outer packaging.
On May 14th Richard Mille will auction the RM 033 Sentebale at Christie's Important Watches sale, Geneva. The watch was donated by Richard Mille in aid of the Sentebale and Tusk Trust's charitable work and is expected to raise substantial interest amongst collectors from around the world.

This unique RM 033 automatic caliber comes in an 18K red gold case, black rubber strap and red gold buckle. The colors of the dial take inspiration from the Sentebale logo which is discretely reproduced on the back sapphire glass.

Richard Mille paid homage to Sentebale and Tusk Trust, whose Patrons are Prince Harry and The Duke of Cambridge respectively, by donating this extraordinary piece during last year's edition of the British Polo Day Charity Cup.

A quintessential celebration of the finest polo, the day attracted VIP guests and members of several royal families including Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, who is the Co-Patron of Sentebale alongside Prince Harry.

In a letter to Richard Mille, Kedge Martin (CEO of Senebale) and Charles Mayhew MBE (CEO of Tusk Trust) expressed their ''deepest gratitude'' for the generous support to the charities. The letter said: "Through the creation of this unique RM 033 Sentebale timepiece (serial 01/01) and your participation in the 2011 British Polo Day Charity Cup Richard Mille are directly enabling both charities to continue their valuable work throughout Africa.'' It continued: "Prince William and Prince Harry are proud Patrons of Tusk and Sentebale, as they are causes very close to both of their hearts."

Christie's are proud to offer the following lot to be auctioned to benefit the Sentebale and Tusk Trust.

Sentebale was founded by Prince Harry and by Prince Seeiso of the Lesotho royal family in response to the plight of Lesothos neediest children.
Sentebale has been supporting children living with HIV and their families to improve their health and quality of life. Since its beginning Sentebale has also been responding to the needs of the Herd Boys, working to meet some of their basic needs and improving access to education for this hard to reach group of children. Working with grassroots organisations, Sentebale supports their efforts to care for vulnerable and disabled children and strengthen their capacity to provide quality care.

Tusk Trust is a dynamic organization, which has 20 years of experience initiating and funding conservation and community development programs right across Africa. In 2005 Prince William became the charity's Royal Patron.

Since its formation in 1990 by Charles Mayhew MBE and Sir Timothy Ackroyd Bt., Tusk has supported more than 100 projects and invested over 16 million into the field. Tusk's current portfolio of 40 field projects spread across 17 African countries is designed not only to protect wildlife, particularly endangered species, but to help alleviate poverty and encourage sustainable development and education amongst many poor rural communities who live alongside wildlife.

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