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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Jun 25, 2011

LOT 85

Blancpain Flyback Blancpain, "Flyback ? Chronograph?, No. 13. Made circa 1995. Fine, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round-button chronograph, registers, date and a stainless steel Blancpain link bracelet with double deployant clasp.

C. Three-body, polished, stepped bezel, screwed-down case back with inscription, crown and buttons, signature on the band, sapphire crystal. D. Black with painted luminous Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, aperture for the date at 6. Luminous steel épée hands. M. Cal. F185, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 37 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock absorber, selfcompensating flat balance spring, gold rotor segment. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 38 mm. Thickness 12 mm. Approx overall length 185 mm.

HKD 32,000 - 40,000

USD 4,200 - 5,000 / EUR 3,000 - 3,700

Sold: HKD 37,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

All other Blancpain Flyback chronographs sold by Antiquorum have always had the word ?Flyback? printed on the dial; this example features only the word Blancpain. It may have been a special order by the friends of the original owner who gave him the watch on his birthday. This watch was gifted to noted Swiss car collector Peter F. Baumberger, heir to a Swiss brewing dynasty. Mr. Baumberger, who passed away in 2009, owned some of the world's greatest Ferraris, including some 250 GTB4?s and 250 TDF. He and two of his friends founded the Swiss Ferrari Club in 1972.