Lot 992
  • 992

FRANCK MULLER

Estimate
180,000 - 240,000 HKD
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Description

  • A FINE LARGE WHITE GOLD TONNEAU FORM TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH CIRCA 2000 REF 7851 T MASTER IMPERIAL NO 29
  • length including lugs 48.5 mm
• cal. 6277 manual winding finely engraved nickel lever movement, 21 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance rotating within a one-minute tourbillon carriage, adjusted to all positions • silvered gray guilloché dial, tumbling luminescent Arabic numerals, luminescent spade hands, aperture at 6 o'clock to reveal the tourbillon carriage combined with subsidiary seconds • large 18k white gold curved tonneau case, sapphire crystal display back secured by 4 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k white gold FM buckle

Condition

Manual winding movement running while cataloguing, but recommend a service soon. Dial looks nice and clean. Case and buckle with minor scuffs from normal wear, but it is common and can be polished. Overall appears in very good condition. Outside of case back numbered 7851 T and No. 29. **The strap of this wristwatch is made from an endangered species, please refer to important notices for further information**.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a Franck Muller Certificate of Origin and presentation box with an outer card box.