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    Martin Braun Men's Platinum "Selene" Moon Phase Calendar Wristwatch, No. 001, modern
    Case: 43 mm, platinum, back signed Martin Braun Selene B, No. 001 MAB 88. double sapphire crystals, back secured with eight screws, rounded crown, coin edge to the rim, substantial lugs with screws, moon and date correctors on the edge
    Dial: black with polished and raised Roman numerals at twelve, three and six along with white diamond shaped hour markers, white line minute marks, outer date numerals and red arrow tipped indicator, open tapered white hands, photorealistic moon in glass with another disc with two dark circles that revolves underneath the transparent moon and eclipses it
    Movement: 25 jewel, automatic, oscillating weight with gold outer edge, rhodium finish with damaskeening signed in gold lettering
    Band: a black Louisiana crocodile strap with signed platinum buckle completes the watch
    Signed: case, movement, dial and buckle signed Martin Braun

    Note: Selene was the Greek goddess of the moon, and therefore a logical choice as name giver for this complicated timepiece. If this watch were to be kept wound for 122 and a half years, its moon phase display would deviate only by one day.
    The corrector guarantees that the disk that eclipses the larger moon on the dial can be rotated gently and evenly for precise setting unlike the small step motion of conventional moon displays. This Selene is the first platinum one produced and marked with serial # 001.

    Condition Report*: Type: Martin Braun Platinum Selene Wristwatch No. 001
    Signed: Martin Braun Selene
    Model: Selene B MAB 88
    Dial: black, white Roman numeral, white date numerals
    Hands; white open tapers, red tipped date arrow
    Metal: platinum
    Gram Weight: 163.00 grams
    Case No: No. 001
    Case Info: coin edge to rim, down turned lugs rounded crown
    Case Length: 53 mm lug to lug
    Case Width: 43 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Crystal: sapphire front and back
    Watch Movement: 25 jewel automatic, oscillating weight with gold outer edge, rhodium with damaskeened finish
    Band: Louisiana croc, black, signed platinum buckle
    Circa: modern
    Condition: case, dial, movement and band as new
    Notes: the retail price of this Selene is $61,250. The original box and papers are also included.
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    Auction Dates
    May, 2008
    20th Tuesday
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