One of Zürich’s most established auction house – Ineichen Auctioneers, presents us a very interesting catalogue for their next action, the 174 Watch Auction, that will be held on 22 May 2021 at 13:30 in the Metropol Zurich. From their catalogue, I have selected some pieces that I particularly like. Not a top ten, not the most important pieces but what I liked most and I would like to have.
Daniel Roth Tourbillon Skeleton
A sucker for Daniel Roth pieces and a fan of skeletonised complication, this particular pieces is something that brings joy to my eyes. The skeletonisation is exceptionally executed with engravings and the back of the watch reveals some extra complications. What not to like?!?
- Case Partial ellipse-shaped platinum case 950/1000
- Dial Front: Engraved and skeletonised dial with dot indices, blued hands, tourbillon window under 6 o’clock, black polished three-armed tourbillon cage, signed “Daniel Roth” Back: Dial with date ring in upper half and retrograde power reserve indicator in lower half
- Movement Engraved and skeletonised hand-wound movement with minute tourbillon, date and power reserve display
- Year ca.1995
- CHF 25’000.- / 30’000.-
F.P.Journe Chronomètre à Résonance
An absolutely gorgeous piece in platinum and with a white gold dial, the F.P.Journe Chronomètre à Résonance is a masterpiece impossible to ignore by any enthusiast. The metallic grey combination with thermally blued hands is a dream for me. The watch is a technical masterpiece.
- Case Platinum case 950/1000 with visible back, original pin buckle
- Dial Matted white gold dial with two symmetrically arranged silver dials with Arabic numerals, blued hands, central guillochage and small seconds under 6 o’clock, power reserve indicator up to 40 hours in the upper half, signed “F.P.Journe Invenit et Fecit Chronometre a Resonance”
- Movement Solid gold double hand-wound movement with two independent gear trains, horizontal Geneva stripes, black polished screws
- Cal. 1499.2
- Case No. 241-RN
- Accessories Box and Papers
- Year 2006
- CHF 80’000.- / 100’000.-
Konstantin Chaykin Joker Titanium
One of my favourite guilty pleasures, a super fun piece from the Russian Konstantin Chaykin. When not busy doing super complicated and original pieces, Konstantin has fun with various implementations of the Joker. In this case, one of the 88 pieces in titanium. This unusual time and moon phase display made a lot of victims due to its ingenious and fun implementation of such simple complication. Konstantin must remember when I asked one for a friend back then… ( but too late since every piece was already sold out). The auction has quite a selection of the Joker.
- Case Titanium case, limitation number 78/88, two “ears” crowns
- Dial White dial with partial guillochage, hour and minute indication above regulator “eyes”, moon phase indication above window “mouth”, signed “Konstantin Chaykin”
- Movement Rhodium-plated automatic movement
- Cal. K07-0
- Case No. 78/88
- Accessories Box and Papers
- Year 2018
- CHF 10’000.- / 15’000.-
Urwerk PR 103
I remember the evening of twenty years ago when a friend introduced me to this satellite time display. A few beers, some downtempo music and a lot of horological discussions resulted in a long and serious love for URWERK. This puppy is a rare sight and deserves all the recognition.
- Case Polished yellow gold case, limitation number 12/25
- Dial Back: Small seconds, 1/4h dial, power reserve indicator and fine adjustment screw
- Movement Hand-wound movement with exceptional time and power reserve display
- Ref. UR103
- Case No. 12/25
- Year ca.2003
- CHF 15’000.- / 20’000.-
F.P.Journe Tourbillon Souverain
A very important piece from F.P.Journe, the Tourbillon Souverain is, for those unware, a great combination of complications. Besides the visible tourbillon, the watch is fitted with a constant force escapement and dead seconds complications. This beauty will take the eyes of anyone with some knowledge of the subject and not only.
- Case Rose gold case 750/1000 with sighting back, original pin buckle
- Dial Matted, partially openworked rose gold dial, silver dial with Arabic numerals and central guillochage on right side, power reserve indicator at 12 o’clock, jumping small seconds at 6 o’clock, tourbillon on left side, signed “F.P.Journe Invenit et Fecit, Remontoir d’Egalité avec Seconde Morte”
- Movement Solid gold hand-wound movement with Geneva stripes, finely bevelled and polished tourbillon cage, Breguet hairspring, constant force (Rementoir d’Egalité), black polished screws
- Cal. 1403
- Case No. 374-TN
- Accessories Certificate
- CHF 70’000.- / 90’000.-
Roger Dubuis Hommage Chronograph H40
Some twenty years ago, there were not many being aware about Roger Dubuis’s work. The piece presented today was produced when the manufacture had only 5 years of existence. Roger Dubuis had a strong idea to produce and finish the components in-house and this piece not only is an exceptional example of that but also bears the Poincon de Geneve hallmark.
- Case Rose gold case 750/1000 with visible back and original folding clasp
- Dial Black guilloché dial with applied Breguet Arabic numerals, 60-second and 30-minute counters, small seconds at 9 o’clock, tachymeter scale, signed “Roger Dubuis Bulletin d’Observatoire”, “GQHM”
- Movement Rhodium-plated hand-wound chronograph movement with column-wheel control, finely angled bridges and Geneva stripes, finely satin-finished chronograph levers, goose-neck fine adjustment and Breguet hairspring, Geneva hallmark
- Cal. 56
- Ref. H40
- Movement No. 253
- Accessories Box
- Year ca.2000
- CHF 15’000.- / 20’000.-
Jaeger-LeCoultre Régulateur à Tourbillon
A superb utility piece – a GMT watch with a tourbillon, this Jaeger-LeCoultre Régulateur à Tourbillon is one of the pieces that enjoy meeting in the wild. Combining the superb classic style of JLC with a useful complication in a very unassuming way. I just love it!
- Case Platinum case 950/1000 with sighting back, limitation no. 122/300 (barely legible)
- Dial Silver-plated dial with applied indices, tourbillon at 6 o’clock, 24-hour display at 12 o’clock, date display on dial ring, signed “Jaeger-LeCoultre Régulateur à Tourbillon”
- Movement Rhodium-plated automatic movement with Geneva stripes and full gold rotor, minute tourbillon with Breguet hairspring and three-arm tourbillon cage, 24-hour display and GMT function
- Cal. 978
- Ref. 146.6.34.S
- Movement No. 3427245
- Case No. 2395594
- Accessories Box and Papers (not dated)
- Year ca.2010
- CHF 25’000.- / 30’000.-
Universal Genève Tri Compax
One of my all-time favourite pieces, the Universal Genève Tri Compax is a super classic. This example is maybe not in its best shape, but for a 75 old watch is still a stunner. The 18k gold case and bracelet are a plus.
- Case Yellow gold case with rectangular chronograph pushers and yellow gold strap (Not original)
- Dial Silver-plated dial with applied indices, 60-second, 30-minute and 12-hour counters, small seconds at 9 o’clock, moon phase and date display at 12 o’clock, month window at 2 o’clock, weekday window at 10 o’clock, feuille hands, stepped totalizers, signed “Universal Genève Tri-Compax”
- Movement Gold-plated hand-wound chronograph movement with column-wheel control and Breguet hairspring
- Cal. 481
- Ref. 12266
- Movement No. 263183
- Case No. 1189507
- Year ca.1945
- CHF 3’000.- / 4’000.-
174 Watch Auction on May 22nd, 2021. How to buy?
Ineichen Auctioneers Zürich are pleased to announce that the 174 Watch Auction will be held on 22 May 2021 at 13:30 in the Metropol Zurich.
Start by familiarizing yourself with over 200 lots – you can easily do that online. Once you have found something that you’re interested in purchasing, you can visit our showroom of the Ineichen Auctioneers Zürich located at Stadthausquai 11-13, Zürich in person to examine the lots more closely, and our experts will be glad to answer your questions.
Then the day arrives when your desired object goes for auction. You may bid online, by phone or you may submit your bid in writing prior to the auction. Every buyer will need to pay the 24% buyer’s premium including the 7.7% Swiss VAT on this premium.
There are different possibilities to bid at Ineichen Auctioneers Zürich:
On the day of the auction, you’ll need to register at our premises using your photo ID (passport or driving license). Then you’ll receive the bidder’s paddle with your personal bidding number.
Please note that due to the COVID-19 measures, admission to auction 174 on 22 May can only be granted after prior reservation.
Live Bidding Online
Our new online bidding system is web-based and does not require any additional software. Just register on Ineichen Auctioneers Zürich website.
On the day of the auction, visit our website and follow our auction live and bid on the items of your choice.
Place a bid by phone using the bidding form. We will call you during the auction and bid for you according to your specifications. We will execute your bid during the auction in your interest. The bidding form can be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org or to Postfach 4038, Stadthausquai 11-13, CH-8001 Zürich.
By Written Bid
Place a written bid using the bidding form and submit it by post or email. We will execute your bid during the auction in your interest. We will execute your bid during the auction in your interest. The bidding form can be sent electronically to email@example.com or to Postfach 4038, Stadthausquai 11-13, CH-8001 Zürich.