Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Jul 09, 2016

LOT 489

FRANCK MULLER CALIBRE 97 POSSIBLY UNIQUE GRANDE ET PETITE SONNERIE MINUTE REPEATER PERPETUAL CALENDAR PLATINUM & DIAMOND Franck Muller, Genève, Grande et Petite Sonnerie, Minute-Repeater Perpetual Calendar. Made circa 2000. Exceptionally fine, rare, and possibly unique, fine and rare, astronomic, Grande et Petite Sonnerie minute- repeating, platinum and diamond wristwatch with retrograde perpetual calendar, equation of time, moon phases, 24 hour display and a platinum Franck Muller buckle set with 8 round diamonds. Accompanied by the original wooden box and instructions.

HKD 800,000 - 1,600,000

USD 103,000 - 206,000 / CHF 99,000 - 199,000

Sold: HKD 1,590,000

Three-body, solid, brushed, reeded band set with 45 round diamonds, bezel set with 48 baguette diamonds, repeater slide on the band, selection for the Grande, Petite, Silence at 2, transparent case back, hinged lugs set with 46 calibrated diamonds, sapphire crystals. Two-tone silver with applied pyramidal indexes, guilloche ring dials for the days, week, the leap year, 24 hours, retrograde month indicator, aperture for the moon phases, outer minute/seconds division with red 5-minute Arabic markers. Blued steel spade hands. Cal. 97, First Quality, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 50 jewels, adjusted to 5 positions, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs by a slide on the band.

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Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 37 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm.