Monaco, Sep 23, 2011

LOT 16

Franck Muller, "Crazy Hours" for Only Watch Franck Muller, Genève, "Long Island Crazy Hours Totally Switzerland". Very fine and unique, large, rectangular curved, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K white gold wristwatch with non-sequential Arabic numerals, jumping hours, special dial representing the Swiss residents of Monaco and an 18K white gold Franck Muller buckle. Accompanied by fitted box and Certificate.

Case: Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, straight lugs, screwed bars, back with four screws, sapphire crystal. Dial: Translucent lacquered guilloche red with white central cross symbolizing Helvetica and the Principality of Monaco, oversized painted Arabic numerals in random order. Blued steel spade hands. Movement: Cal. 2800 HF, bi-color rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 23 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, micrometer regulator, platinum rotor segment. Dial, case and movement signed. Dimensions: 59.2 x 35.2 mm.

Wish Price EUR 20,000 - 40,000

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The Franck Muller brand was founded in 1991 by Franck Muller and Vartan Sirmakes with the aim of creating exclusive timepieces characterized by complicated movements and original design. Thanks to its ability to innovate in the numerous fields of horology, this young company grew rapidly and is known for its boldness and creativity. Franck Muller has participated in Only Watch since the beginning. This year he is presenting one of his most famous watches ? the Crazy Hours. This model is the realisation of a totally innovative approach to the concept of time. The numerals of the Crazy Hours dial reveal the hours in an unconventional order. The hour hand jumps every time the minute hand completes its revolution, a crazy new way to read time. For Only Watch 2011, a very special dial has been created, in honor of the Swiss residents of Monaco. The colors symbolize both Helvetica and the Principality of Monaco. Through this timepiece Franck Muller hopes to transmit all of its creativity. It is with great pride that Franck Muller offers the world, on behalf of the Swiss population, the opportunity to partake in this exceptional heritage for a very important cause.