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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 11, 2013

LOT 42

BLANCPAIN FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH TITANIUM Blancpain, "Flyback Chronograph," No. 394, Ref. 2185F. Made circa 2000. Fine, self-winding, water-resistant, titanium wristwatch with round screw-down button fly-back chronograph, registers, date, 40 hours autonomy and a titanium Blancpain deployant clasp.

Three-body, brushed, screw-down case back, crown and buttons, signature on the band, rounded stepped bezel, sapphire crystal. Black with luminous Arabic numerals, outer 1/5th second track with 5-second red Arabic markers, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30- minute registers, aperture for the date at 6. Luminous steel epée hands. Cal. F185, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 37 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, adjusted to 5 positions, self-compensating flat balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed.

USD 3,000 - 5,000

HKD 23,000 - 39,000 / CHF 2,900 - 4,800

Sold: USD 5,625

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


DIAM. 38 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm.