Rare Franck Muller, Historic Patek Philippe Highlight New York Fine Timepiece Event at Heritage Auctions

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NEW YORK, NY.- A very rare and superlative Franck Muller Prototype Gold Minute Repeating Wristwatch, with Perpetual Calendar and Moon Phases, circa 1986, is expected to bring more than $100,000 when it crosses the auction block as part of Heritage Auctions‘ New York Signature(r) Timepieces Auction, Tuesday May 3, at the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion, 2 East 79th Street (at 5th Ave). “This important timepiece is accompanied by a letter, hand written and signed by Franck Muller, which states that he personally made the watch in 1986 for the Vicenza Jewellery and Watch Fair,” said Jim Wolf, Director of Timepieces at Heritage. “This rare watch is considered to be the cornerstone of Franck Muller’s complicated models.” The letter from Muller indicates that this prototype is based on a LeCoultre ebauche made for Tiffany. It is comparable to high grade minute repeating movements by Patek Philippe and was finished by Franck Muller with the add