Lot 2013
  • 2013

Franck Muller

Estimate
400,000 - 600,000 HKD
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Description

  • A VERY RARE AND FINE YELLOW GOLD MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH EQUATION OF TIME AND MOON-PHASESCIRCA 1995 REF RM QP CR CONQUISTADOR NO 00
  • diameter 38 mm
• manual winding jeweled nickel lever movement, mono-metallic balance, minute repeating on two gongs activated by a slide in the band •  two-tone silvered dial, applied square indexes and Arabic numerals, 3 subsidiary dials indicating day combined with 24-hour, date combined with leap year indication and moon-phases, retrograde sector for month and equation of time, the reverse dial calibrated for pulsation and telemeter scales, subsidiary dial for 30-minute register • 18k yellow gold circular case, two chronograph buttons in the milled band, screw-set lugs, sapphire crystal display back • case, dial and movement signed

Condition

Movement and all functions are in working order while cataloguing. Minute repeating has nice clear tones and good rhythm. Dial is clean and intact. Faint hairline surface scuffs to the bezel, lugs and case back. Very clean in general. Hallmarks on the inner lugs are strong, no signs of any polishing. Buckle with light signs of use. Overall condition appears very good. A collector's item. **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 presentation box with an outer card box.