Lot 57: Franck Muller Curvex Ladies LE 08/300, Ref. 1752 QZ, c.2010
October 26, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Franck Muller Curvex Ladies LE 08/300, Ref. 1752 QZ
Switzerland, circa 2010
Quartz Movement; hours, minutes
Black dial with applied silver Arabic numeral hour-markers, minutes inner ring; Silver Poire Corps renfle hands
18kt White Gold case, crown with sapphire cabochon, and screw-down caseback
Franck Muller Black alligator leather strap with Franck Muller 18kt White Gold pin buckle
Hallmarked on the caseback, and buckle
Case Dimensions: 25mm x 35mm
Very good condition with minor traces of wear; Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense
Please be advised that straps or bands made of materials derived from regulated species materials (including lizard, alligator, crocodile, et al) may not be sold with the watches and may be for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping.
Although the Franck Muller story does not date back centuries, it is an interesting one none the less defined by shaking up the watch world with a bold design and highly complicated watches. Franck Muller came together with Vartan Sirmakes, his lead designer, in 1991 to produce a revolutionary case shape for his watches. This particular case was shaped by adding a third dimension, creating a first in the watch world. Today, Franck Muller calls itself the “Master of Complications,” having developed exceptional pieces as the Crazy Hours and the highly complicated Aaeternitas Mega, boasting 36 complications and 1,483 different components.Overhaul is recommended at the buyer’s expense. Long-term precision and regularity cannot be guaranteed. Size and weight may deviate from the manufacturer’s indication. All watches are hand-measured and weighed.
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