A fine and rare platinum and diamond set wristwatch with unusual “upside down” dial, warranty and box

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Ludovic Ballouard
    Year: Circa 2015
    Movement No: 02D
    Case No: 02D
    Model Name: Upside Down
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, B01, 51 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum and diamond set Ludovic Ballouard buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by original Ludovic Ballouard Guarantee Certificate retailer stamped EKSO Watches Gallery Paris, fitted presentation box, pouch and cloth.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Famed for being the creator of the “Upside Down”, Ludovic Ballouard has gained some interest over the past few years since the initial launch of the limited edition series in 2015. The concept of the watch is based on a very unique mechanism that only displays time with a single hand for the minute and the hour is determined by the only numeral that is “upright”. When the minute hand reaches the fifty-ninth second of the fifty-ninth minute of the hour, the past hour number instantaneously turns 180 degrees upside down. Simultaneously, the new hour turns right side up.

    The entire movement is exquisitely finished, with a sunray brushed gilt brass movement with brushed steel Maltese crosses, each one positioned underneath its corresponding hour disk. Ballouard believed the owner would appreciate seeing the complexity of the complication and watching the discs rotate, so he placed the mechanism on the reverse, visible through the sapphire case back.

    The current example is an “Upside Down” in platinum with diamond setting on the case and fitted with an attractive matte grey dial. Offered in excellent condition and further accompanied by the original certificate and box.

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A fine and rare platinum and diamond set wristwatch with unusual “upside down” dial, warranty and box

Ludovic Ballouard,「Upside Down」,精細及罕有,鉑金鑲鑽腕錶,配獨特反轉數字顯示,約2015年製。附原裝錶盒和證書

Circa 2015
41mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$156,000 - 312,000 
€17,600-35,200
$20,000-40,000

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Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019