Lot 42
  • 42

Franck Muller

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • A LARGE 18K WHITE GOLD AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR BI-RETROGRADE CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASESCIRCA 2004 REF 6850 CC QPB NO 00
  • alligator
  • length 47 mm
• jeweled automatic movement • silvered guilloché dial, tumbling Arabic numerals, three subsidiary dials for month combined with leap year, 30-minute and 12-hour registers, aperture for moon-phases, arch-form sectors for retrograde date and day to each side • case back secured by four screws, two chronograph pushers in the band • case, dial and movement signed • 18k white gold Franck Muller buckle • Certificate of Origin, setting pin, box, packaging

Condition

The movement is running and complications appear to function properly while cataloging. We recommend service soon. The dial is in nice condition with no wear visible. The case shows only light wear the outside of the back from shopwear or very light wear, but overall it is in nice condition. The strap contains endangered species; please see 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."