Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

23 Franck Muller An absolutely precious and particular Franck Muller Master of Complication in 18k white gold rectangular wristwatch with diamond set

Estimate: € 80,000 –⁠ 160,000

Lot Description

Material: White gold
Reference N°: 9010 SC
Case N°: N°1
Bracelet: Leather strap
Dimensions: 33 x 45

Franck Muller watches are some of the finest and most complicated creations of the world and also some of the most precious. In 1991 Franck Muller and Vartan Sirmakes together set up Franck Muller Watchland SA to which the Franck Muller brand belongs, whose aim was that of creating exclusive timepieces characterized by complicated movements and original designs. Thanks to its strong in-house capabilities in numerous fields of Haute Horlogerie, followed a series of innovations, certain of which prefigured watchmaking’s mechanical revival a dozen years later. One of the main purpose was to create absolutely stunning pieces for their unique design. Regarding this, the lot offered here is probably one of the nicest examples ever produced by Franck Muller. The massive rectangular case in white gold of this Master of Complication is lightened by the transparency of baguette-cut diamonds that pave the bezel and the entire dial. Totally unique in its kind, this watch also presents an unusual winding crown, also studded with diamonds. The dial is striking, as well as for its preciousness also for its incredible geometry and cleanliness given the total absence of indexes and the unique presence of hands and signature at 12 o’clock. Totally out of the box, this watch perfectly embodies the dictates of Franck Muller and absolutely cannot leave indifferent.