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  • Manufacturer: Frank Muller
    Year: Circa 2000s
    Reference No: 5850T
    Case No: No. 03
    Model Name: Imperial Tourbillon
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 6617, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Franck Muller pin buckle
    Dimensions: 45mm length x 32mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Regarded as the “Masters of Complications”, Franck Muller has created some of the world’s most complicated wristwatches in recent times. With a surging demand for their extravagant timepieces from the 1990s to the early 2000s, the firm’s iconic curvex case has housed many of the brands most formidable timepieces.

    One of the timepieces that resonates with the firm’s motto is the Imperial Tourbillon. While retaining a classic and elegant curvex-shaped case measuring 45mm in length, the wonderfully executed blue cloisonné enamel dial is further enhanced with gold painted Breguet numerals matching the hue of the case. Powering the timepiece is the cal. 6617 featuring a one-minute tourbillon regulator with a lateral level escapement made visible through the window at 6 o’clock while allowing the wearer to enjoy the intricacy of the hand-engraved movement from the sapphire caseback.

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 5850T
A fine and impressive yellow gold tonneau-shaped tourbillon wristwatch with small seconds, guilloché enamel dial and Breguet numerals

Circa 2000s
45mm length x 32mm width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$62,000 - 100,000 
€6,600-10,700
$7,900-12,800

Sold for HK$163,800

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021