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    Sale 7801

    The Dubai Sale: Jewels and Watches

    28 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 20

    *PARMIGIANI, BUGATTI TYPE 370

    WHITE GOLD MANUALLY-WOUND 10-DAY-GOING SKELETONISED WRISTWATCH WITH TRANSVERSAL MOVEMENT AND POWER-RESERVE INDICATION, LIMITED EDITION OF 10

    NO. 06/10, CASE 15966, CIRCA 2005

    Price Realised  

    *PARMIGIANI, BUGATTI TYPE 370

    WHITE GOLD MANUALLY-WOUND 10-DAY-GOING SKELETONISED WRISTWATCH WITH TRANSVERSAL MOVEMENT AND POWER-RESERVE INDICATION, LIMITED EDITION OF 10
    NO. 06/10, CASE 15966, CIRCA 2005

    Calibre PF370.01, five-plated transversal movement, 37 jewels, two series-coupled barrels, power-reserve indicator on a rotating drum, black silvered gold dial with varnished applique in blue, eight-part form case in 18k white gold with six sapphire crystals, cambered and domed, case back with dynamometric system, time-setting and movement winding crowns, 18k white gold PF deployant clasp, case and dial signed PF and Bugatti, movement signed PF
    Dimensions: 32.5 x 52.5 mm.; thickness: 18.5 mm.


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    With Parmigiani presentation box, certificate, product literature and setting instrument.

    The visual accessibility at the heart of the Bugatti Type 370 is entirely original and truly unique. The movement is spread between five plates, held by cross-arms arranged along a horizontal axis reminiscent of the construction of a Bugatti engine.
    The dynamometric system - the movement's starting and winding systems, called for over three years of research and represents a world première. A "choke", in the form of an instrument external to the watch, is used to action the two crowns placed beneath the case.
    All components and plates were developed, machined, decorated, assembled and then cased up in the workshops of the Manufacture Parmigiani Fleurier.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN