• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 12

    Michel Jordi. A very rare and highly unusual 18K white gold and slate limited edition twin case and twin dial two time zones single button chronograph wristwatch with two independent movements, power reserve, date and moon phases

    SIGNED MICHEL JORDI, GRAND CHRONOGRAPHE DOUBLE FUSEAUX HORAIRE RÉSERVE DE MARCHE, HERITAGE & AUTHENTIC VALUES, CHRONOGRAPHE MANUEL MONOPULSANT, NO 63/99, "TWIN" HERITAGE MODEL, MANUFACTURED IN 2005

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Michel Jordi. A very rare and highly unusual 18K white gold and slate limited edition twin case and twin dial two time zones single button chronograph wristwatch with two independent movements, power reserve, date and moon phases
    Signed Michel Jordi, Grand Chronographe Double Fuseaux Horaire Réserve de Marche, Heritage & Authentic Values, Chronographe Manuel Monopulsant, No 63/99, "Twin" Heritage model, manufactured in 2005
    Upper watch cal. MJ 1948.01 nickel-finished lever movement, 19 jewels, three-tone grey dial, Arabic and baton numerals, three eccentric dials for subsidiary seconds, power reserve, date and moon phases, circular case, eccentric crown and calendar corrector in the ribbed band, display back secured by six screws; lower watch cal. MJ 1948.02 nickel-finished lever movement, 21 jewels, sunk eccentric two-tone grey second time zone dial, Arabic and dot numerals, two subsidiary dials for 30 minutes and 60 seconds registers, set in genuine slate rock from the Swiss alps, large circular brushed case, chronograph button in the eccentric crown, glazed display back secured by five screws; the two cases sliding apart when depressing the release button in the hinge, 18K white gold Michel Jordi hidden clasp, both cases, dials and movements signed
    45 mm. diam.


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    With Michel Jordi Certificate of Authentification and instructions manual, original fitted wooden trunk-form presentation box, glass presentation stand representing a block of ice, cushion with Swiss emblem, secret drawer containing a slate and metal magnifying glass, blank International Guarantee, brochure, spare leather strap and changing tool, and outer packaging.

    Launched in 2004 and made in a limited edition of 99 examples in white gold and 99 examples in pink gold, the "twins" is the first watch with a double case. Fitted with an innovating revolutionary "Twist-Lock" system, the two watches are one on top of the other, and sliding over the other, opening like a fan.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.
    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.