View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2297. Janus Chronograph Monopusher |  A platinum single button chronograph wristwatch with day and night indication, pulsation scale and double dial, Circa 1990 |  Franck Muller | Janus Chronograph Monopusher | 鉑金單按鈕計時腕錶,備晝夜顯示、脈搏計刻度及雙錶盤,約1990年製.
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Franck Muller

Janus Chronograph Monopusher | A platinum single button chronograph wristwatch with day and night indication, pulsation scale and double dial, Circa 1990 | Franck Muller | Janus Chronograph Monopusher | 鉑金單按鈕計時腕錶,備晝夜顯示、脈搏計刻度及雙錶盤,約1990年製

Franck Muller

Franck Muller

Janus Chronograph Monopusher | A platinum single button chronograph wristwatch with day and night indication, pulsation scale and double dial, Circa 1990 | Franck Muller | Janus Chronograph Monopusher | 鉑金單按鈕計時腕錶,備晝夜顯示、脈搏計刻度及雙錶盤,約1990年製

Janus Chronograph Monopusher | A platinum single button chronograph wristwatch with day and night indication, pulsation scale and double dial, Circa 1990 | Franck Muller | Janus Chronograph Monopusher | 鉑金單按鈕計時腕錶,備晝夜顯示、脈搏計刻度及雙錶盤,約1990年製

Franck Muller

Janus Chronograph Monopusher

A platinum single button chronograph wristwatch with day and night indication, pulsation scale and double dial, Circa 1990

Franck Muller

Janus Chronograph Monopusher

鉑金單按鈕計時腕錶,備晝夜顯示、脈搏計刻度及雙錶盤,約1990年製


Dial: silvered

Calibre: mechanical, jewelled

Case: platinum, double dial with pulsation scale

Case number: 05

Closure: brown Franck Muller alligator strap and 18k white gold buckle

Size: 38.5 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Franck Muller Certificate of Warranty of the After-Sales Department and presentation box

附帶售後服務證書及盒子

The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly however servicing is recommended as setting the time was difficult. The watch with light surface wear throughout and is particularly visible to the bezel and lugs. The pulsation dial with light signs of tarnishing around the edges eye. The buckle with light surface wear and is visible to the naked. The case with very strong hallmarks to the sides of the lugs. There is some minor surface wear to the ends of the screw heads. Overall the watch is in good condition.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense.


Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.


Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"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."

Born in 1958 Switzerland Franck Muller developed a huge interest for mechanical devices since a very early age and is now a world renowned, exceptionally talented watchmaker. After four years of remarkable success at the Geneva School of Watch Making, he presents the world with his innovative timepieces which were highly sought after by collectors for their interesting complications. The present Janus Chronograph Monopusher would be a rare, early piece from the legendary watchmaker. Cased in platinum, the present watch is very likely to be fitted with a vintage 19th century movement from antique pocket watches, which is the case with Franck Muller watches of this period. The present watch exhibits double personalities with two dials on its front and back. The front features the chronograph registers and revolving black and white ring dial for the diurnal and nocturnal hours, while the back features an oversized seconds counter with pulsation scale. Such is a complication found on very early pocket watches as well, which is unremembered until revitalized by Franck Muller. Fascinating and charismatic, the present lot is a chance to acquire a significant piece of history in Franck Muller's watchmaking career.