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PRESS RELEASE ǀ 13 APRIL 2018 ǀ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RARE WATCHES SALE IN GENEVA, 14 MAY 2018
HONG KONG: 16 – 17 APRIL
TAIPEI: 19 – 20 APRIL
LONDON: 24 – 26 APRIL
BERLIN: 25 – 29 APRIL
Geneva – Christie’s will hold its Rare Watches auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva on 14 May 2018. Offering 221 timepieces spanning from 1875 to 2017, the majority consigned by private collectors mainly from Europe, with estimates ranging from CHF2,000 to CHF1,000,000, it is expected to fetch in the region of CHF 15 million.
The sale comprises three important private collections, the first, Rare Patek Philippe Timepieces from an Important Private Collection (lots 93-103), representing the most important single owner collection of modern Patek Philippe timepieces to come up for auction in recent years. The eclectic group of 11 watches comprises some of the firm’s most coveted and hard to find models, notably the “Grand Complication” reference 5208P, the highlight of the section and top lot of the auction.
The Property of an Important Swiss Private Collector, lots 136-182, includes 47 mostly contemporary wristwatches compiled by the Swiss collector over the last decade. The collection consists of a variety of brands and styles, the majority preserved in like new condition and sold with the original certificates, warranties, manual and boxes.
The third collection is from an Important Private Italian Collection, lots 199-208, exclusively Rolex wristwatches including rare models such as a Daytona “Paul Newman” ref. 6264 with original guarantee, est. CHF150,000-250,000.
An exceptionally fine and important platinum minute repeating instantaneous perpetual calendar single button chronograph automatic wristwatch with leap year indication, day and night display and moon phases
Ref. 5208P-001, circa 2011
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AN EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT AND DEDICATED PRODUCTION SPACE: RICHARD MILLE AND NORTH THIN PLY TECHNOLOGY CONTINUE THEIR ADVENTURE TOGETHER
Carbon TPT® and Quartz TPT® are composite materials produced by North Thin Ply Technology (NTPT®)–the world’s leader in ultra-lightweight prepreg materials, and inextricably linked to the Richard Mille style. A newly inked, exclusive agreement with this longstanding partner heralds the opening of a 300 square-metre production facility at their location in Renens (Switzerland) next May. This facility will be devoted to working with these materials on behalf of the brand.
The two companies’ collaboration has already proved fruitful, having resulted in the prestigious JEC Innovation Award, bestowed at JEC World 2016 for the invention of Quartz TPT®, and the creation of a graphene-injected version of Carbon TPT® in association with the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester.
Richard Mille wished to forge a closer relationship with NTPT® by participating in the construction of this unit. It comprised of a cleanroom which houses the production line for the composite—manufacturing of pre-impregnated sheets, preparation of preforms via automatic multi-axial layering on an ATL (Automated Tape Layering) machine—and an autoclave. An on-site showroom will be set up, giving visitors an opportunity to observe and appreciate the effort involved in these extremely technical manipulations. These new installations will ensure the availability of over 7 metric tons of TPT® composite blocks, which means processing of 7,500 km of thin-ply fibre tape. Over 2,000 cases machined from these composites will issue from the Richard Mille workshops in 2018, including that of the RM 11-03 McLaren recently unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.
These cutting-edge facilities will work hand in hand with a complementary laboratory for analyses that will accelerate R&D projects. Together, these new tools will contribute to developing quartz-fibre materials with the highest purity levels in order to produce the very best composites and will allow NTPT® and Richard Mille to jointly explore the full capabilities these technologies may yield in the future.