Blancpain - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Blancpain
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 0225-3434-53B
    Movement No: 0116
    Case No: 68/288
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 225, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Blancpain double deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 43mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Blancpain Warranty card stamped by the Hong Kong Blancpain Boutique and dated July 12, 2009, wooden fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Uniquely beautiful and extremely fine, the semi-skeletonized dial of this watch is literally an artwork for the wrist. Impressing the beholder with its large diameter, skeletonized movement, and mesmerizing tourbillon carriage at 12 o'clock, the present timepiece is a remarkable example of Blancpain's ingenuity, heritage and technical prowess. Completed with its original guarantee and an impressive fitted presentation box, the present lot is an exceptional opportunity for watch collectors to possess an unbeatable masterpiece from one of the most prestigious Swiss watchmaking manufacturers.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1735

    As the watchmaking brand with the earliest founding date, Blancpain remains close to tradition, concentrating on classical mechanical watches. Established in 1735 by Jehan-Jacques Blancpain, the Le Brassus manufacturer today continues to innovate with the development of high-quality calibres and is proud of their heritage, having never made quartz watches. One of the firm's greatest successes was the Fifty Fathom wristwatch introduced in 1953 — the vintage models of which are now highly coveted by collectors. The earliest dive watch available to the market, Fifty Fathom came out a year prior to Rolex's Submariner.  Another key model is the Air Command from the 1960s, considered one of the most mythical collector's watches due to their extreme rarity. Today, the firm specializes in creative innovated complicated timepieces. 

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Ref. 0225-3434-53B
A very fine and rare platinum semi-skeletonized wristwatch with tourbillon regulator, power reserve, date, certificate and box, numbered 68 of a limited edition of 288 pieces

Circa 2009
43mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$390,000 - 620,000 

Sold for HK$350,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

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