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Hong Kong, Sep 28, 2022

LOT 23

Split-seconds chronograph, minute and hour counters, bissextile perpetual calendar, moon phases, white dial, calibre 5581; 18K yellow gold

HKD 66,000 - 132,000

EUR 8,300 - 16,600 / CHF 8,000 - 16,000 / USD 8,400 - 16,700

Sold: HKD 125,000

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, round-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, snap-on case-back, white dial with applied radial Roman numerals and ten horological complications:
· 1/6 second chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped push-pieces located on the case-band)
· Split-seconds (activated by the round-shaped push-piece located on the case-band et 10 o’clock)
· Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)
· Dragging 12-hour counter (subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock)
· Half-instantaneous bissextile perpetual calendar
· Date of the month (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)
· Day of the week (subsidiary dial at 9 o’clock; indications given in English)
· Month of the year (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock; indications given in English)
· Four-year cycle of leap-years (subsidiary dial at 12 o’clock)
· Age and phases of the moon (subsidiary dial, graduated from 0 to 29 ½, and aperture at 6 o’clock)

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Blancpain, Le Brassus (Vallée de Joux)

Model “Chronographe automatique avec rattrapante – Quantième perpétuel avec indication des années bissextiles”

Reference 5581

Year circa 1992

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. unnumbered

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet black leather Blancpain strap

Buckle 18K yellow gold Blancpain deployant clasp

Diameter 34 mm.

Caliber 5581, adjusted 5 positions, 29 jewels

Weight 90.8 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories original fitted box and outer box, guarantee (blank), instruction booklet, additional 18K yellow gold Blancpain buckle, three gilded metal setting-pins, pouch


This watch has just been overhauled (May 2022) by an eminent watchmaker specialising in watches with horological complications and creators of “Haute Horlogerie”.