26 April 2004
FRANCK MULLER. A FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH PHASES OF THE MOON
Signed Franck, Geneve, Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar 1987, circa 1987
With nickel-finished lever movement, 32 jewels, minute repeating on two hammers, the silvered engine-turned dial with Roman numerals on silvered brushed chapter ring, blued steel Breguet hands, three subsidiary dials indicating month combined with leap year indicator, day and date, aperture for phases of the moon combined with the lunar calendar, the circular case with stepped bezel, downturned lugs, snap on back, minute repeating mechanism activated by a slide in the milled band, together with an 18k gold Franck Muller buckle, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.
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The present lot was produced by Franck Muller in 1987. It is interesting to note that the case, dial and movement are all signed Franck, as opposed to Franck Muller, as this watch was produced during the establishment of his firm.
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