Franck Muller Rattrapante 18K Yellow Gold

$15,500.00 USD

Manufacturer: Franck Muller
Model: Rattrapante - Split-Second Chronograph
Reference Number: 7000 R
Movement: Automatic
Condition: Excellent condition, natural patina
Gender: Men's/Unisex
Time Period: 1990's
Retail / Compare-At Price: n/a collector's item
Our Best Price: $15,500

Movement: -
Caliber: 7000
Jewels: 31

Case Material: 18K yellow gold
Case Diameter: 39 mm
Thickness: 13 mm
Waterproof: 80 ft./25 m.
Water Resistance: 2.5 ATM
Material Bezel: Fixed convex 18K yellow gold
Glass: Sapphire crystal
Dial: Matte silver, guilloché off-center hour dial
Dial Numerals: Black painted Roman numeral and baton hour indices, black painted Arabic numerals on the small seconds and 30-minute counter sub-dials, outer ring calibrated for fifths of a second divisions with black painted Arabic numeral every five minute/seconds

Bracelet color: Brown 
Bracelet Material: Leather
Clasp: Tang
Clasp material: 18K yellow gold

Hours, minutes, rattrapante split-seconds chronograph, subsidiary constant seconds dial at 9 o'clock, 30-minute sub-dial  register at 3 o'clock, 24-hour sub-dial indication at 6 o'clock

Three-body, polished and brushed, rounded bezel and curved case, curved lugs with screw-bars 18K yellow gold solid case back signed Franck Muller Master of Complications, hallmarked & numbered (n. 14)
Blued steel double spade-shaped hours and minutes hands, steel and blued arrow-shaped date hand and blued stick-shaped center sweep chronograph hands
Silver subsidiary dials
18K yellow gold push/pull crown with Franck Muller logo engraved 
Signed Qualité Chronometrique, rhodium plated, fausses côtes and oeil-de-perdrix decoration, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 8 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, platinum rotor.The push-button at 8 is to activate the split-seconds mechanism, with the other two pushers at 2 and 4 o'clock are to activate, stop and reset the chronograph function.
18K yellow gold round-shaped chronograph pushers at 2 (start/stop) and at 4 o'clock (reset), rattrapante pusher at 7 o'clock  
Arched Franck Muller signature at 12 o'clock, case and movement signed
Original Franck Muller leather strap
This timepiece was never polished, in fact you can notice the natural patina that built on the case that can be simply removed if professionally polished.
Incomplete (with box, no papers)