Lot 2119
  • 2119

Franck Muller

Estimate
250,000 - 300,000 HKD
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Description

  • A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT WHITE GOLD GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH EQUATION OF TIME, MOON-PHASES AND 24-HOUR INDICATIONCIRCA 1997 REF GS QP NO 00
  • diameter 37 mm
• manual winding 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 in French combined with 24-hour, date combined with leap year indication and moon-phases, retrograde sector for month in French and equation of time • 18k white gold circular case, grande/petite/silence lever in the milled band, sapphire crystal display back • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k white gold FM folding clasp

Condition

Movement and all functions are in working order while cataloguing, service is recommended for accurate time keeping. Minute repeating with nice clear tones and rhythm. Dial is clean and intact. Case with no signs of any blemishes. Strong hallmark, no signs of any polishing. Very well preserved. Buckle with light surface wear. Overall condition appears excellent. A collector's piece. **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 outer card box.