Lot 61
  • 61


30,000 - 50,000 CHF
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  • platinum
  • diameter 38 mm
• cal. 23F94 automatic lever movement, 39 jewels, adjusted to 5 positions • black dial, eccentric dial with luminescent Arabic numerals, two subsidiary dials for 30-minute and 12-hour registers, aperture for tourbillon carriage at 6 • platinum case, stepped bezel, screw-down sapphire crystal display back • case, dial and movement signed • with a platinum Blancpain buckle


The movement and functions in working condition at the time of cataloguing. It was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.The dial and hands in very good condition, still glowing. Case in good condition with the usual light scuffs and scratches Overall in good condition.
"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."

Catalogue Note

In 1989, Blancpain introduced the first self-winding split-second chronograph. In 1999, to celebrate the anniversary of this piece, the company produced a limited edition of 99 platinum automatic split-second chronographs further equipped with a tourbillon.