Important Collector's Wristwatches, P...

New York, Sep 24, 2003

LOT 206

Corum, Tourbillon "La Mystérieuse", No. 06. Produced by Christophe Claret exclusively for Corum in very few examples in the 1990's.Very fine, very rare and unusual, 18K pink gold gentleman's "Mystery" wristwatch with a special, visible one-minute tourbillon regulator movement and an 18K pink gold Corum buckle.

USD 35,000 - 45,000

EUR 32,000 - 40,000

Sold: USD 46,000

C. three-body, solid, polished, stepped bezel with 4 raised plaques hand-engraved with Roman numerals, transparent case back with 6 screws, sapphire crystals. D. transparent. "Bâton" pink gold hands. M. Cal. CLA 97 with the movement plates and bridges entirely made from sapphire crystal, 9 jewels, lateral lever escapement with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator with polished steel cage, monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance-spring.Movement signed "C. Claret" and "Corum", case numbered "No. 06" at the side.Diam. 36 mm.Tourbillon "La Mystérieuse"

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 01

HANDS Original


was produced in a limited series of watches in 18K gold, with even fewer examples made in platinum only upon request. The highly unusual movement was produced by Cristophe Claret for Corum and is remarkable not only for its "Mysteriously" invisible winding mechanism, but also for being entirely made from sapphire crystal. And as if this wasn't complicated enough-it also houses a tourbillon!!