Phillips Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020 | Richard Mille Aerodyne "Camouflage" sold for EUR 462'016
Ref. RM022 CA TZP-Z RME
An attractive and very rare limited edition brown ceramic, carbon TPT tonneau-shaped dual-time, tourbillon, with function selector, power reserve and torque indication, original warranty and presentation box, numbered 05 of a limited edition of 10 pieces
Richard Mille，「Aerodyne, Camouflage」型號RM022 CA TZP-Z RME，極度罕有，限量版陶瓷碳纖維酒桶形鏤空陀飛輪腕錶，備兩地時區、動力儲存、扇形功能選擇器，限量發行10枚，編號5號，約2018年製。附原裝證書、錶盒
40mm width x 50mm length
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
HK$2,350,000 - 4,700,000
SOLD FOR HK$4,284,000
Manufacturer: Richard Mille
Year: Circa 2018
Reference No: RM022 CA TZP-Z RME
Movement No: 153
Case No: 071, 05/10
Model Name: Aerodyne "Camouflage"
Material: Ceramic and Carbon TPT
Calibre: Manual, RM022, 28 jewels
Clasp/Buckle: Titanium Richard Mille delpoyant clasp
Dimensions: 40mm width x 50mm length
Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
Accessories: Accompanied by Richard Mille warranty dated 2018, Instruction booklet, service booklet, cleaning cloth and presentation box
Richard Mille launched the RM022 in 2010, adding an additional function GMT together with the tourbillon function. Since then, it has been re-released different time as a limited edition for various markets as well as various special materials.
RM022 also known as ‘Aerodyne’ get its name from the use of aerospace materials. The baseplate with the ‘honeycomb’ pattern is cut out and created by a special material called orthorhombic Titanium aluminide for its extremely strong property and being lightweight as well. Richard Mille was able to combine using a brasing technique to combine the structure with other metals due to it’s unique properties it can be use to mount on movement parts.
Fitted with the Calibre RM022, it is a manual winding tourbillon movement with hours, minutes and dual time zone on a transparent sapphire crystal disc, which comes into view when suspended above the light coloured field located at 3 o'clock. It also hosts a power reserve indicator (70 hours) between 11 and 12 o'clock, a torque indicator that shows the main spring's internal tension and a function selector to show the watch's state in each of the positions for winding, neutral and hand setting.
The present lot is made specially for the European market by Richard Mille, limited edition to 10 pieces and it is the first time publicly available in an auction market.