Lot 2192
  • 2192

Ludovic Ballouard

120,000 - 200,000 HKD
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  • diameter 41 mm
• cal. B01 manual winding movement, 51 jewels • matte grey dial, upside down Arabic numerals, rotating hour disc to be flipped around to corresponding hour, subsidiary seconds • platinum case, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with a platinum Ludovic Ballouard buckle


The movement in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial in very good condition. Case in very good condition with little signs of use. only a few minor surface hairlines on the bezel. Overall in very good condition. * Please note that the movement has not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's expense. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. **Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected 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."

Catalogue Note

Limited to 12 pieces, the present lot is an elegantly crafted timepiece that embodies Ballouard’s experience acquired from working at brands such as F.P. Journe and Franck Muller. It is clear that Ballouard has taken experience from his time at F.P. Journe and implemented elements into his own watch, whose movement simulates that of the  atelier. Complementing the refined simplicity of the timepiece, the Upside Down watch focuses on the hour indicators which are placed in an upside down position. Each is placed on a small disc that rotates and the “active” hour, which coincides to the right time, is flipped around to be right side up.