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Lot #1879

Franck Muller Master Banker 18k Triple Time Zone 3802 MB HV

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Introduction

Founded in 1992 by Franck Muller and Vartan Sirmakes and known as the "Master of Complications," Franck Muller, the brand, has grown to become synonymous with complex microengineering, original whacky designs, and incredible attention to detail. While tonneau-shaped cases and colorful dials dominate Franck Muller's modern aesthetic, their earlier watches were more traditional round timepieces that featured somewhat classic design motifs, much like this Franck Muller Master Banker 3802. Launched as a watch for the international businessman that is always on the move, the Master Banker collection seeks to provide useful complications that are all operable using just one crown, as can be seen on this ref. 3802, as its silver dial plays home to two independent timezone subdials, one at 12 and 6 o’clock on the dial. Along with these subdials, the ref. 3802 also boasts a date aperture at 3 o’clock, luminous Arabic numerals at 12, 6, and 9 and a regular hour, minutes and seconds trio of hands, with the seconds hand being made of blued steel, and the others made of 18kt yellow gold to match this beauty’s 18kt yellow gold construction. Measuring 37.5mm and featuring a delectable stepped bezel and screw-bar lugs, the ref. 3802 is a stylish timepiece that is just as functional as it is good-looking.

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Grade

M 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$3,000 – $5,000

The Details

Brand

Franck Muller

Dimensions

37.5mm

Model

Master Banker

Movement

Automatic cal. 2800

Reference

3802 MB HV

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

Circa 2000s

Condition

Excellent

Material

18kt yellow gold

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

Silver

THE DIAL

Boasting a silver dial with handsome applied indices, a date aperture and three independent timezones with two separate 12-hour subdials at 12 and 6 o'clock, the Master Banker is a watch that can seamlessly integrate it within a busy businessman's life.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Classically designed, the Master Banker is made of 18kt yellow gold and features a handsome stepped domed bezel, screw-bar lugs, and even crown guards to protect its all-important crown, which operates all of the timepiece's functions.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in excellent overal condition. Case exhibits typical wear and superficial scratches. Dial near-mint condition, with luminous hands and 12 6 and 9 indexes. Watch comes on its original worn strap with gold buckle.

Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, the exotic skin strap will have to be removed.

Our Perspective

A watch devised to optimize the convenience within a businessman's life, the Master Banker has remained within Franck Muller's catalog, but without the charm of these earlier examples.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder