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  • Manufacturer: Franck Muller
    Year: Both circa 2000
    Reference No: The first 2852 MB, the second 3802 MB
    Case No: The first 913, the second 45
    Model Name: Both Master Banker
    Material: The first in stainless steel, the second in 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Both automatic, cal. 2800 MB, jeweled
    Bracelet/Strap: The first, crocodile and the second, leather
    Clasp/Buckle: The first stainless steel Franck Muller pin buckle, the second 18K yellow gold Franck Muller pin buckle
    Dimensions: The first 36mm length x 31mm width, the second 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Regarded as one of the most popular brands for manufacturing timepieces in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Franck Muller earned its place in the world of horology via its diverse line up of timepieces in its iconic Curvex case. In the mid 1990s, the firm introduced the Master Banker, a wristwatch featuring three-time zones developed for the busy jetsetter and global businessmen, hence its model name.

    The Master Banker remains in production today with upgraded references. The first timepiece is a beautiful stainless steel Master Banker ref. 2852 MB fitted with a grey cloisonné dial with classic Franck Muller numerals. The second is an elegant 18K yellow gold Master Banker in an unusual round-shaped case fitted with a crafty two-tone sector dial with navy blue Arabic numerals. Both timepieces are equipped with the cal. 2800 MB, a self-winding caliber with a platinum rotor.

  • Artist Biography

    Franck Muller

    Swiss • 1991

    Specializing in top-quality timepieces, Swiss watchmaking company Franck Muller was founded in 1991 in Geneva. The company was named after watchmaker Franck Muller, also known as the "Master of Complications," and Vartan Sirmakes, Co-Founder and CEO of the Franck Muller Group. Shortly after graduating from watchmaking school in the 1980s, Muller was among the first to create his own tourbillon wristwatch, along with world-renowned brands Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin.

    In addition to Muller's fine craftsmanship and intricate complications, the brand is often recognized for its modern designs and colorful flare. To date, the brand's notable lines are the Curvex, Crazy Hours, Casablanca, Conquistador, Long Island and Aeternitas, as well as Revolution2 and Revolution3.

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. The first 2852 MB, the second 3802 MB
A pair of two stainless steel and gold multi-time zone wristwatch with center seconds and date

Both circa 2000
The first 36mm length x 31mm width, the second 36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$16,000 - 32,000 
€1,700-3,400
$2,100-4,100

Sold for HK$60,000

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Delissa Handoko

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Thomas Perazzi

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