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    Sale 7664

    Contemporary Jewellery and Watches

    29 April 2008, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 31

    FRANCK MULLER, "CALIBRE 97"
    EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE, POSSIBLY UNIQUE, 950 PLATINUM AND DIAMOND-SET MANUAL-WINDING PERPETUAL CALENDAR GRANDE ET PETITE SONNERIE MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH EQUATION OF TIME, RETROGRADE MONTH, MOON-PHASE DISPLAY AND 24-HOUR INDICATION

    MANUFACTURED IN 1997

    Price Realised  

    FRANCK MULLER, "CALIBRE 97"
    EXCEPTIONALLY FINE AND EXCEEDINGLY RARE, POSSIBLY UNIQUE, 950 PLATINUM AND DIAMOND-SET MANUAL-WINDING PERPETUAL CALENDAR GRANDE ET PETITE SONNERIE MINUTE REPEATING WRISTWATCH WITH EQUATION OF TIME, RETROGRADE MONTH, MOON-PHASE DISPLAY AND 24-HOUR INDICATION
    MANUFACTURED IN 1997

    Calibre 13''', first quality, 50 jewels, monometallic screw balance, index regulator, repeating on gongs via hammers, the satiné silvery dial with applied blued steel pyramidal hour markers on a brushed reserve, four subdials with engine-turned rings for day with 24-hour display, date and leap years, engine-turned subdial for moon-phases, arched sector for the retrograde month and equation of time, grande/petite/silence selection display between 1 and 2 o'clock, in three-part case with baguette-cut diamond bezel and lugs, snap on transparent back, repeating slide and grande/petite/silence lever in the milled band, 950 platinum and partially diamond-set Franck Muller buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 37 mm.


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    Accompanied by a Franck Muller fitted box and revision certificate.
    The Calibre 97 is believed to be a unique creation by Franck Muller, made in 1997, and has never appeared in the auction arena.
    This extraordinary haute horological piece features perpetual calendar, minute repeating, grande et petite sonnerie, equation of time and retrograde mechanism, all within a 37 mm. case.

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