Buying or selling a pre-owned watch doesn’t have to feel cheap, especially when it comes to a Richard Mille. Instead of hanging around a shop that hasn’t had a makeover since the ‘80s or completing a soulless transaction online, you can now head to The Value of Time at Ngee Ann City, the only official retailer of pre-owned Richard Mille timepieces in the world. It offers the same plush and private surroundings as a regular Richard Mille boutique (complete with access to the brand’s service centre) so customers can comfortably buy, sell and consign second-hand Richard Mille timepieces.
Each goes through a rigorous evaluation and authentication process before it is presented with a certificate of authenticity and a one-year international warranty. Even for those who prefer their tickers spanking new, this could be an opportunity to acquire limited editions they missed. The pressures of a pandemic-ravaged economy notwithstanding, the resale market was already primed for growth with the rise of ethical and ecological considerations. So we are all for luxury brands that are not only embracing the change but keeping the experience consistent across the board.