Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 21, 2018

LOT 97

FRANCK MULLER REF. 8001 WHITE GOLD AND DIAMONDS PIECE UNIQUE Very fine and extremely rare, self-winding, 18K white gold diamond-set wristwatch with chronograph and ruby-set dial with Bathing Ape logo.

HKD 400,000 - 500,000

CHF 48,500 - 60,500 / USD 51,500 - 64,500

Sold: HKD 475,000

Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Franck Muller

Model Conquistador

Reference Ref. 8001 CC D CD KING

Year Made circa 2002

Bracelet 18K white gold Franck Muller diamond-set Bracelet with concealed deployant clasp

Dimensions 39 x 47 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Certificate of origin


The present lot, manufactured by Franck Muller, is a piece unique likely made upon a special request from NIGO, a Japanese fashion designer who is best known for his streetwear Brand - A Bathing Ape, or BAPE. He is also the DJ of the Japanese hip hop group Teriyaki Boyz. This special watch inherits the signature tonneau-shaped case from the Conquistador collection of Franck Muller, and features the logo of A Bathing Ape at 6 o'clock, further enhanced with diamond-set case and ruby pavé-set dial.