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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, December 11, 2014

LOT 99

FRANCK MULLER RETROGRADE EQUATION PERPETUAL CALENDAR 24H CHRONOGRAPH LIMITED EDITION WHITE GOLD Franck Muller, Genève, "Perpetual Calendar 24H, Retrograde Equation, Chronograph, Limited", No. 40/50, Ref. 7008 CC QP E I. Made in a limited edition of 50 pieces in the 2000s. Very fine and rare, large, self-winding, 18K white gold wristwatch with perpetual calendar with retrograde months and equation of time, leap-year indication, 24-hour indication, moon phases, round- button chronograph and an 18K white gold Franck Muller buckle. Accompanied by a photocopy of the instructions.

Three-body, polished and brushed, rounded bezel, rounded band with correctors, curved lugs with screw-bars, snap-on case back, sapphire crystal. Black with guilloche chapter ring, radial white Roman numerals, outer minute and seconds divisions with red Arabic five-minute numerals, subsidiary dials for the date, days of the week, leap-year indication and 24-hour indication, retrograde sector for the months with equation of time, aperture for the moon phases. White feuille hands. Cal. FM7000QPE, rhodium plated, fausses-côtes decoration, 26 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, micrometer regulator, platinum rotor segment.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, rounded bezel, rounded band with correctors, curved lugs with screw-bars, snap-on case back, sapphire crystal.
D. Black with guilloche chapter ring, radial white Roman numerals, outer minute and seconds divisions with red Arabic five-minute numerals, subsidiary dials for the date, days of the week, leap-year indication and 24-hour indication, retrograde sector for the months with equation of time, aperture for the moon phases. White feuille hands.
M. Cal. FM7000QPE, rhodium plated, fausses-côtes decoration, 26 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring, micrometer regulator, platinum rotor segment.

USD 12,000 - 18,000

HKD 95,000 - 140,000 / CHF 11,600 - 17,400
Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 44 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm.