Phillips’ Geneva Watch Auction: XI denotes the bartering house’s first live watch closeout of 2020 after Switzerland’s serious episode of the novel Covid. It will be driven by an extraordinary choice of fine collectible watches hailing from forces to be reckoned with including Patek Philippe and Rolex just as amazing free watchmakers like F.P. Journe and Kari Voutilainen.
Most individuals will zero in on the more standard watches accessible in this deal, including a variety of Rolex models and four exceptional Patek Philippe wristwatches from the private assortment of Jean-Claude Biver .
However, Phillips has become referred to for highlighting free watchmaking also with a segment of the lists presently committed to these astonishing watchmakers, whose unbridled inventiveness and specialized authority keeps on amazing gatherers and lovers around the world.
Taking place at Hotel La Réserve in Geneva on June 27-28, 2020, the two-night deal will include in excess of 200 parcels. Right away, let’s investigate the absolute most fascinating free made watches available to be purchased in this auction.
Lot 51: Thomas Prescher Tempus Vivendi
Now here’s something that doesn’t spring up at closeout frequently! A true blue unique by free watchmaker Thomas Prescher.
The Tempus Vivendi (Latin for “living time”) models, all made upon request, preceded the Triple-Axis Tourbillon that put him on the map among admirers of free horology. Prescher dispatched his eponymous company in 2000 with this bras en l’air style creation, roused by a complication initially created in the eighteenth century.
This sort of watch includes a midway found individual or creature with moving arms, legs, paws, or wings highlighting retrograde shows on one or the other side of it portraying the hours and minutes. While this presentation takes some getting used to, it truly accomplishes a wow effect.
The montre en bras (in a real sense: “watch in arms”) style contains another shrewd forte that the present ordinary retrogrades don’t normally convey: the figures of Prescher’s watches are very still, in a “non-worldly state,” when not showing the time. At the point when a catch found on the crown is squeezed, the impeccably engraved figure’s arms consequently leap to show the current time on the retrograde bends. When the catch is let go, the arms unwind again to return to their unique state.
Or the proprietor can decide to have the figure ceaselessly show the time as the person satisfies. Prescher built up his complicated bras en l’air system subsequent to examining eighteenth-century models during his period working in restoration.
Particularly intriguing is the way that Prescher can customize the Tempus Vivendi models to a customer’s cravings regarding dial materials and figure decisions, be they creature or human.
At a gauge of 10,000 to 20,000 Swiss francs, this watch is a flat out take for admirers of recondite watches. This Prescher strength was an uncommon request and is the lone tempered steel Tempus Vivendi he has ever made.
For more data, kindly visit www.phillips.com/detail/thomas-prescher/CH080120/51 .
Quick Facts Thomas Prescher Tempus Vivendi
Case: 43 mm, treated steel
Dial: onyx with hand-engraved mythical beast
Development: programmed ETA Caliber 2824-A2, elaborately hand-engraved
Capacities: hours, minutes
Year of production: 2014
Sale gauge: CHF 10,000-20,000; sold for CHF 22,500
Lot 142: Harry Winston Opus 3
The Opus 3 is the third piece in Harry Winston’s notable Opus arrangement, an assortment created by then-CEO Maximilian Büsser. Notwithstanding its street to development being so laden with trouble, the Opus 3 is quite possibly the most well known bits of the inventive arrangement. It just worked out as expected in 2010, seven years after its dispatch in 2003. Notwithstanding that, not one single request is accepted to have been dropped, affirming the amazing status of this watch and its place in contemporary horological history.
Brainchild of the super inventive free watchmaker Vianney Halter, the non-conventionalist Opus 3 does “that’s it” than show hours, minutes, seconds, and date: ten little circles consolidated into the development’s German silver base plate show these signs, including bounce hours and a commencement of the last four seconds before the current moment leaps to the following. To make this actually conceivable, the 53-gem development contains two separate stuff prepares and twin spring barrels. The flat scored crown consolidates four setting positions just as a winding position.
This model is number one from 25 pieces made in platinum. Try not to anticipate that this timepiece should stay inside its closeout gauge, however, which is in my assessment very low.
For more data, kindly visit www.phillips.com/detail/harry-winston/CH080120/142 .
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Quick Facts Harry Winston Opus Three
Case: 37.5 x 37.5 mm, platinum
Development: physically twisted development with two separate stuff prepares and twin spring barrels
Capacities: advanced presentation of hours, minutes (commencement of most recent four seconds to hop), seconds; date (commencement of most recent four seconds to hop), day/night sign
Limit: 25 pieces dressed in platinum
Year of assembling: approx. 2013
Sale gauge: CHF 60,000-120,000; sold for CHF 168,750
Lot 143: Vianney Halter Anniversary Watch
Considered one of the originators of innovative contemporary free horology, Vianney Halter is quite possibly the most troublesome watchmakers to effortlessness the horological workmanship form.
Launching the first model rousing the Anniversary Watch in 2000, Halter dedicated his steampunk UFO the “Exemplary” for its round case. Obviously there’s a bend: the bezel is roused by the windows of Captain Nemo’s Nautilus and highlights rivets for every hour marker.
Halter appeared the 20-piece Anniversary Watch re-version in 2018, which is generally faithful to the Classic. Its staggered, design dial highlights rich iced treated steel surfaces and the watchmaker’s signature. Also, tempered blue hands have been traded for white-metal hands for a more monochromatic look.
Turning the watch over uncovers a full-sized sapphire precious stone “mystery” rotor empowering a full perspective on the delightfully completed development. This watch is number one of the 20-piece restricted version and shows up at the closeout in unworn condition.
For more data, kindly visit www.phillips.com/detail/vianney-halter/CH080120/143 .
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Quick Facts Vianney Halter Classic
Case: 38 x 9.5 mm, hardened steel with 18-karat gold rivets
Dial: hardened steel
Development: programmed Caliber U30A with “strange” sapphire precious stone focal rotor, 56-hour power hold, 3 Hz/21,600 vph recurrence
Capacities: hours, minutes, seconds
Impediment: 20 pieces
Year of assembling: 2018
Sale gauge: CHF 15,000-25,000; sold for CHF 47,500
Lot 141: Kari Voutilainen Vingt-8 Triton et Sirène
This one of a kind adaptation of autonomous watchmaker Kari Voutilainen’s Vingt-8 GMR is the nearest thing to a “mullet” as it gets in the Finnish expert’s portfolio: business in the front, party in the back. The white gold watch with an agreeable and creator ordinary blue lacquer dial extraordinarily conceals a perfectly engraved and plated case back including Triton, a merman of Greek folklore, and a mermaid.
This wondrous masterpiece is engraved into the official’s case back, which just becomes noticeable once you turn the watch over – so, all things considered your jaw is without a doubt to drop. The combined endeavors of etcher second to none Eddy Jaquet and enameler Inès Hamaguchi blend fine etching in with champlevé and plique-à-jour plating to make a stained glass impact of wild and legendary articulation, fit for a Greek god and with the charm of a siren.
The etching and champlevé portray a fierce sea surface, while the plique-à-jour traps an engraved mermaid inside the dark blue finish, carrying life to the sea profundities. It’s reminiscent, intriguing, complex, and astounding. Furthermore, it merits the trouble of depicting the mermaid with the goal that it very well may be seen from both the inside and outside of the pivoted case back.
The smoothness of the etching – however design appears to be a more fitting word for the three-dimensionality, both genuine and evoked – is essentially thrilling, overflowing with ethereal magnificence. Also, within the case back is engraved with, “We will return to where we come from.”
For more data, kindly visit www.phillips.com/detail/voutilainen/CH080120/141 .
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Quick Facts Voutilainen Triton et Sirène
Case: 39 x 13.8 mm, white gold with pivoted official’s case back
Development: physically twisted Voutilainen Caliber Vingt-8 GMR with extra-huge equilibrium, Breguet naturelle escapement with Grossmann inner bend, ruthenium plating
Capacities: hours, minutes, seconds; power save sign
Constraint: one of a kind piece
Year of production: 2016
Unique cost: 180,000 Swiss francs
Sale gauge: CHF 50,000-100,000; sold for CHF 125,000
For more data, kindly visit www.phillips.com/detail/voutilainen/CH080120/141 .
Lot 101: F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain Souscription
Two incredibly uncommon F.P. Journe models, both from his unique “Souscription” arrangement, have sprung up at this bartering, and are outstanding.
Finding one of F.P. Journe’s unique Tourbillon Souverain Souscriptions, the watch that empowered François-Paul Journe to set up his company, and of which he just made 20 all of 21 years prior, is without anyone else remarkable. However, two of this kind. Wow.
The Tourbillon Souverain Souscriptions is the watch that began it all.
After making the primary model in 1991 of what was his plan to translate Abraham-Louis Breguet’s tornado innovation into a wristwatch, in this manner likewise improving it by adding a steady power component called a remontoire, he expected to back his undertaking. So he offered a restricted arrangement to his dear companions and customers, which he eventually dispatched in 1999, using what is known as a membership framework (pre-pay) for the initial 20, each exclusively numbered on the dial.
The model here is number 14, and it comes with a reward: the first membership agreement and specialized drawings endorsed by Journe.
For more data if it’s not too much trouble, visit www.phillips.com/detail/f-p-journe/CH080120/101 .
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Quick Facts F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain Souscription
Case: 38 mm, platinum
Development: physically twisted Caliber 1498 with steady power controlled by remontoir d’égalité and one-minute tourbillon
Capacities: hours, minutes, seconds (on tourbillon confine); power hold pointer
Limit: 20 pieces
Creation year: 1999
Sale gauge: CHF 150,000-300,000; sold for CHF 1,400,000, world record for a F.P. Journe watch
Lot 49: F.P. Journe Chronomètre à Resonance Souscription
When Journe chose to dispatch his subsequent model, the Chronomètre à Resonance, he offered it to the customers who had just purchased the tourbillon, in this manner empowering them to have a similar limit number for the two watches in the event that they so wanted. Notwithstanding, a definitive number of constraint was not indicated (so just one number is appeared on this watch).
Launched in 2000, he by and by utilized the membership framework as well.
This illustration of Journe’s Chronomètre à Resonance Souscription has a similar restricted release number 14 as the Tourbillon Souverain Souscription in this closeout, implying that the first proprietor of the two was likely a similar individual. It comes in a remarkable attire exceptionally commissioned by Parisian free goldsmith Lorenz Baümer: a two-tone platinum/pink gold case with white gold dial.
For more data, kindly visit www.phillips.com/detail/f-p-journe/CH080120/49 .
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Quick Facts F.P. Journe Chronomètre à Resonance Souscription
Case: 38 mm, platinum
Development: physically twisted Caliber 1499, 2 autonomous stuff trains including controllers, free-sprung offsets with 4 latency loads every, 2 one-second remontoirs d’égalité for consistent power, 3 Hz/21,600 vph recurrence
Capacities: 2 x hours, minutes, seconds; power hold sign
Creation year: 2000
Closeout gauge: CHF 80,000-160,000; sold for CHF 1,040,000
Lot 50: Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down Souscription
Ballouard was at one time a watchmaker utilized by F.P. Journe, a reality that may become evident once you discover that Ballouard likewise sold this model (and 11 others) as a pre-pay membership arrangement to fund his autonomous work after leaving the incredible watchmaker’s employ.
On the dial of this extraordinary watch, the constraint number is all the while the hour numeral, which is imprinted in red rather than dark like the others. Since this is number 4 (with 14 clearly not accessible), I do contemplate whether it may have come from a similar assortment as the past two F.P. Journes (both number 14) . . .
Living up to its eccentric name, the restriction number is likewise engraved on this present watch’s case back – however potential gain down!
Looking at this watch, you probably won’t comprehend what makes it so extraordinary separated from hour numerals that are topsy turvy on the dial. Be that as it may, when the highest point of great importance comes around, the wizardry comes out: the current hour pointer flips straight up, at the same time showing a little spot to get the attention, while the entirety of the other hour markers stay, of course, potential gain down.
For more data kindly go to www.phillips.com/detail/ludovic-ballouard/CH080120/50 .
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Quick Facts Ludovic Ballouard Upside Down Souscription
Case: 41 x 11 mm, platinum
Development: physically twisted Caliber B01 dependent on the Peseux 7001, gear train and barrel geometry with protected hopping hours complication; 3 Hz/21,600 vph recurrence, 36-hour power save
Capacities: bounce hour, minutes, seconds
Limit: 12 pieces in the Souscription arrangement
Year of production: 2009
Sale gauge: CHF 20,000–40,000; sold for CHF 68,750
Lot 100: Singer Reimagined Track 1 Prototype
When Singer Reimagined presented its Track 1 in June of 2017, individuals sat up and paid heed despite the fact that the watch business and watch-purchasing public had yet to know about this brand related to watches.
The motivation behind why is not difficult to clarify: the inventive and profoundly creative AgenGraphe chronograph development found inside. Time is shown at 6 o’clock by turning hour and moment circles, so it’s not difficult to peruse while driving without moving one’s hand from the wheel. The chronograph is perused utilizing focal coaxial chronograph signs, which are significantly more natural to peruse off than one may think.
This brand is a branch of Singer Vehicle Design , established in 2009 by Rob Dickinson, which takes famous Porsche 911s from 1989 through 1994 and changes them into moderately downplayed present day supercars.
The watch on proposal here is the 2017 model of this weighty model, which contrasts from the commercially offered watches eminently for the situation plan and the way that there are no etchings looking into the issue back. It is accompanied by a declaration of realness and provenance from Singer Reimagined.
For more data, kindly visit www.phillips.com/detail/vocalist rethought/CH080120/100 .
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Quick Facts Singer Reimagined Track 1 Prototype
Case: 43 x 15 mm, grade 5 titanium
Development: AgenGraphe segment wheel chronograph, 60-hour power save, programmed twisting with fringe rotor under the dial
Capacities: hours and minutes on circles; focal coaxial chronograph showing bouncing hours (to 60 hours), hopping minutes and seconds
Year of production: 2017
Unique cost: 39,800 Swiss francs (barring charges)
Closeout gauge: CHF 20,000-40,000; sold for CHF 52,500
For more on Phillips’ Geneva Watch Auction: XI closeout, kindly visit www.phillips.com/barters/sell off/CH080120 .
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