Richard Mille has donated a $200,000 timepiece to a charity auction held by RM Sotheby’s in Monterey, California.
RM Sotheby’s specializes in prestige cars, but its auction to raise money for the Canada-based Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent, has attracted support from a number of brands associated with the motoring industry and, particularly, its wealthiest clients.
“I want to extend a big thank you to Richard Mille for his generous donation. The Chatham-Kent Children’s Treatment Centre is very close to my heart and touches the lives of countless families in my hometown,” said Rob Myers, founder, chairman & CEO of RM Sotheby’s. “I hope there will be spirited bidding in Monterey to benefit this great cause.”
The auction on 15-17 August has given a pre-sale estimate of $125,000 to $175,000 for the Richard Mille RM11-03, but it is likely to sell for over $200,000.
For once, a Richard Mille timepiece may be overshadowed by other lots at the RM Sotheby’s auction, which is presenting 184 of the world’s most important motor cars and memorabilia.
A special evening auction on August 15 will sell more than 30 of the world’s most sought-after road-going and track-ready Aston Martin sports cars from across the marque’s illustrious history, the auctioneer promises.
Richard Mille RM11-03 specs:
- Dial: Skeletonized
- Caliber: RMAC3 automatic movement, 68 jewels
- Movement number: 202883
- Case: titanium, sapphire display back secured by eight screws
- Case number: 1524
- Closure: titanium Richard Mille double folding buckle
- Size: 30.25 × 28.45 mm
- Signed: case, dial, and movement
- Accessories: Richard Mille presentation box with outer packaging, warranty certificate, warranty card, and instruction manual
- Warranty: Five years, dated from May 2019