LUDOVIC BALLOUARD. A VERY RARE 18K PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH UNUSUAL “UPSIDE DOWN” DIAL, ORIGINAL WARRANTY AND BOX
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LUDOVIC BALLOUARD. A VERY RARE 18K PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH UNUSUAL “UPSIDE DOWN” DIAL, ORIGINAL WARRANTY AND BOX

SIGNED LUDOVIC BALLOUARD, UPSIDE DOWN MODEL, NO. 19, MOVEMENT NO. 12, MANUFACTURED IN 2012

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LUDOVIC BALLOUARD. A VERY RARE 18K PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH UNUSUAL “UPSIDE DOWN” DIAL, ORIGINAL WARRANTY AND BOX
SIGNED LUDOVIC BALLOUARD, UPSIDE DOWN MODEL, NO. 19, MOVEMENT NO. 12, MANUFACTURED IN 2012
Movement: cal. B01, manual, 51 jewels, signed
Dial: signed
Case: glazed display back secured by six screws, 41 mm. diam., signed
With: B-shaped 18K pink gold Ludovic Ballouard buckle, International Guarantee stamped by Montres Ludovic Ballouard Sàrl, travel pouch, product literature and presentation box.
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Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue are pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.

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Lot Essay

The present Upside Down model is offered in virtually unworn overall condition.

It was a remarkable and innovative feat of engineering from a watchmaker who has since become a renowned “independent”. The numeral of the hour moves from “upside down” to “right side up” at the appointed time. That unique complication along with the harmonious aesthetics of the watch have placed Ludovic Ballouard among the celebrated “independents” of our era.

Following many very successful years as a watchmaker Ludovic Ballouard followed his greatest dream, which had always been to create his own watches, as he had a head filled with ideas for eccentric complications. This journey started in May 2009, when he created his first timepiece, the Upside Down, which was launched in December 2009.

With the Upside Down Ludovic Ballouard had the idea of creating a highly complicated and eccentric timepiece with a twist in its presentation of time. The way time is presented should remind you how important it is to live in the moment. The past time and the future time are, literally, presented upside down to tell you that there should be no regrets about the past which you cannot change and no worries for the future which you don’t know anything about.
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