View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2. Ref. QPE DF, White gold double-faced perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with articulated lugs, moon phases, equation of time, retrograde months, leap-year and 24-hour indication Circa 1993 | QPE DF型號白金雙面萬年曆計時腕錶備月相、時間等式、逆跳月份、閏年及24小時顯示,約1993年製.
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Franck Muller

Ref. QPE DF, White gold double-faced perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with articulated lugs, moon phases, equation of time, retrograde months, leap-year and 24-hour indication Circa 1993 | QPE DF型號白金雙面萬年曆計時腕錶備月相、時間等式、逆跳月份、閏年及24小時顯示,約1993年製

Franck Muller

Franck Muller

Ref. QPE DF, White gold double-faced perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with articulated lugs, moon phases, equation of time, retrograde months, leap-year and 24-hour indication Circa 1993 | QPE DF型號白金雙面萬年曆計時腕錶備月相、時間等式、逆跳月份、閏年及24小時顯示,約1993年製

Ref. QPE DF, White gold double-faced perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with articulated lugs, moon phases, equation of time, retrograde months, leap-year and 24-hour indication Circa 1993 | QPE DF型號白金雙面萬年曆計時腕錶備月相、時間等式、逆跳月份、閏年及24小時顯示,約1993年製

Franck Muller


Ref. QPE DF

White gold double-faced perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with articulated lugs, moon phases, equation of time, retrograde months, leap-year and 24-hour indication

Circa 1993


Dial: silvered

Calibre: automatic

Case: 18k white gold, snap-on second dial

Case number: n°00

Closure: Franck Muller crocodile strap and 18k white gold buckle

Dimensions: 38 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: Franck Muller presentation case

MVT: is running at the time of cataloging. The chronograph and the perpetual calendar are functioning.

CASE: is in fair and attractive condition with crisp hallmarks. It presents some wear with some light surface scratches and some slight dents.

DIAL: are both in good condition. There are some minute blemishes throughout. On the main dial, there is one dust particle at 6 o'clock. Please note that the presentation case might not be the original one that was offered with the watch.


Please note: Condition 16 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Possibly a prototype of the ref. 7000 QPE DF, this watch is different in many ways from the limited edition timepiece. It is fitted with articulated lugs and has straight edges compared to the series one that has rounded edges. It is also the only iteration that has come to the market in white gold. Numbered 00, this watch is a unique piece and is the precursor of a series that only rarely appears on the market. It is a golden opportunity for anyone that would desire to own a part of the early history from Franck Muller.