Christie's New York to Auction Exquisite USD 4M Richard Mille RM56-02 AO Tourbillon Sapphire

  • 22nd May 2024
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Christie's New York to Auction Exquisite USD 4M Richard Mille RM56-02 AO Tourbillon Sapphire

Christie's New York is set to dazzle watch aficionados with the auction of its most expensive watch ever—a limited-edition Richard Mille RM56-02 AO Tourbillon Sapphire, anticipated to fetch up to $4 million. This masterpiece, crafted by the renowned watchmaker in 2014, is part of an exclusive collection of just 10 pieces.

Leading the Auction: A Horological Marvel
The RM56-02 AO Tourbillon Sapphire stands out with its movement ingeniously suspended within a transparent sapphire case. This marvel of micro-engineering and pioneering materials showcases the pinnacle of horological innovation and craftsmanship. Rebecca Ross, head of sale at Christie's New York, expressed enthusiasm about offering the Limited-Edition Richard Mille RM56-02 AO Tourbillon Sapphire, considering it a remarkable achievement in both pioneering materials and micro-engineering.

Unparalleled Craftsmanship
Made from grade-5 titanium, the RM56-02 AO features a movement held in place by a delicate 0.35mm cable, meticulously ratcheted around a system of tiny pulleys. This intricate construction not only enhances the watch’s aesthetic appeal but also exemplifies Richard Mille's commitment to precision and innovation.

 

ALSO READ: Story of the Amazing RM56-02 Tourbillon Sapphire

 

Auction Highlights
The Important Watches sale on June 10 will also feature other notable timepieces, including a rare stainless steel Rolex Daytona owned by the late NASA astronaut Walter Cunningham, with a high estimate of $450,000. Additionally, a Tiffany-customized gold Patek Philippe, once owned by US President Lyndon B. Johnson, will be on offer, estimated to fetch up to $45,000.

Christie’s auction promises to be a landmark event for luxury watch collectors, offering a unique opportunity to acquire some of the most prestigious and sought-after timepieces in the world.


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