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  • Manufacturer: Blancpain
    Year: Circa 2000
    Case No: 112
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 23, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Blancpain crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Blancpain buckle
    Dimensions: 34mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is a very unique example of a tourbillon wristwatch due to its ultra thin case, which also houses an 8 day power reserve function. Preserved in very original condition, the present watch is further engraved with "No 112", suggesting that it was produced in a limited number of examples only.

  • 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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A fine and rare platinum tourbillon wristwatch with date and eight day power reserve

Circa 2000
34mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$225,000

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Ziyong Ho
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017