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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3065

    CORUM. A FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM SKELETONISED MYSTERY WRISTWATCH WITH ONE MINUTE TOURBILLON MOVEMENT BY CHRISTOPHE CLARET

    SIGNED CORUM, MODEL "LA MYSTÉRIEUSE", NO. 6, CIRCA 1995

    Price Realised  

    CORUM. A FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM SKELETONISED MYSTERY WRISTWATCH WITH ONE MINUTE TOURBILLON MOVEMENT BY CHRISTOPHE CLARET

    SIGNED CORUM, MODEL "LA MYSTÉRIEUSE", NO. 6, CIRCA 1995

    Cal. CLA97 fully skeletonised nickel-finished lever movement, sapphire crystal plates and bridges, 9 jewels, lateral lever escapement, the sapphire crystal dial with white gold index hands, anchor-shaped steel tourbillon carriage with mono-metallic compensation balance, in circular case with yellow sapphire-set Roman chapters to the bezel, fluted downturned lugs, glazed display back secured by six screws, together with a platinum Corum buckle, case numbered
    36 mm. diam.


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    US$40,000-50,000
    EUR29,000-36,000

    The present "La Mystérieuse" tourbillon wristwatch was made in a very limited edition, mostly cased in yellow gold and only a few examples in platinum. The highly unusual movement combining the invisible "Mystery" winding mechanism, sapphire crystal bridges and plates and a tourbillon regulator was manufactured for Corum by Christophe Claret.

    The talented watchmaker Christophe Claret, born in 1962, a graduate from Geneva's renowned Ecole d'Horlogerie, opened his own company in La Chaux-de-Fonds in 1989 which was relocated to Le Locle in 1998. Claret manufactures complicated movements for renowned brands such as Corum and produces, assembles and finishes high quality timepieces.