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Richard Mille. A fine and very rare 18K white gold skeletonized tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve, function selection, torque indicator with box and warranty
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Richard Mille. A fine and very rare 18K white gold skeletonized tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve, function selection, torque indicator with box and warranty

SIGNED RICHARD MILLE, RM 014 AG WG, PERINI NAVI MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 038, CASE NO. 17, CIRCA 2007

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Richard Mille. A fine and very rare 18K white gold skeletonized tourbillon wristwatch with power reserve, function selection, torque indicator with box and warranty
Signed Richard Mille, RM 014 AG WG, Perini Navi Model, movement no. 038, case no. 17, circa 2007
Cal. RM14 mechanical movement, 28 jewels, one minute tourbillon carriage with monometallic compensation balance, skeletonized dial, Arabic numerals, luminous accents, luminous hands, two sectors for 78 hours power reserve and torque indication showing the tension of the mainspring, C (carica = winding), N (neutrale = neutral) and L (lancette = hands/time setting) function selection operated through button in the crown, curved tonneau-shaped case, bezel secured by eight screws, glazed display back secured by four screws, titanium and 18K white gold Richard Mille buckle, case, dial and movement signed
45 mm. length
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With a copy of Richard Mille stamped warranty by Milan retailer Luigi Verga dated December 2008, fitted presentation box, polishing cloth, tool and outer packaging.

The RM 014 was inspired by the extraordinary sailing vessels of the yacht builders Perini Navi of Viareggio. The shape of the crown, case outlines, as well as many other elements echoes the visual elements and nautical details found on the ocean going vessels created by Perini Navi. Like the RM 003-V2, the astounding RM 014 also employs carbon nanofibre as the construction material for the movement plate. The composite material is an isotope possessing mechanical, physical and chemical stability when moulded under high pressure. The movement plate hence assures better rigidity between the plate and bridges, all in all creating improved accuracy.

RICHARD MILLE
Born on February 13, 1951 in France, Richard Mille entered the watchmaking business in 1974, when he started working for small watchmaking company Finhor. When the company was bought by Matra in 1981, Mille soon rose to manage Matra's business. After an experience with jewelry firm Maboussin in the 1990s, he eventually founded his own company in 1999 in collaboration with Audemars Piguet. The first Richard Mille watch, RM001, was launched in 2001. Since then, the brand enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity thanks to their avant-garde and highly recognizable design, and the inclusion into watchmaking of materials and techniques borrowed from other field such as car racing and aeronautics. It is today one of the most appreciated and sought-after independent brands.

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