Geneva, May 14, 2023

LOT 122


CHF 6,000 - 10,000

EUR 6,200 - 10,200 / USD 6,800 - 11,300 / HKD 54,000 - 89,000

Sold: CHF 8,125

A fine, very rare, manual wind, 18k white gold curvex wristwatch with applied Breguet numerals

Grading System
Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3 *
Dial: 3-7-12-01




HANDS Original

Brand Movado, Switzerland

Model Polyplan

Reference 4009

Year circa 1920

Movement No. 401359

Case No. 401467

Caliber 400, 15 jewels

Dimensions 22 x 55 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement signed


The Movado Polyplan, launched in 1912, was available in two sizes, in silver, 14K and 18K gold cases. The larger Cal. 400 movement has a three-tiered main plate, angled by 25° at both ends to enable the case to be highly curved. The balance is placed at one end so a larger, more accurate balance wheel could be used. The central plate housed the gearing and barrel with the opposite angled side containing the setting wheel, stem and crown. Due to the elaborate construction the original sale price was comparatively high and fewer than 1500 examples are believed to have been made. The rarest and most desirable variations available today are those in the large 56 mm 18K white gold cases such as this example and ones with applied Breguet indexes are rarer still.


Property of a Dutch collector