Ineichen Zurich declares particular auctions of uncommon timepieces to be hosted concurrently in Zurich and on-line November 20-21, 2021, all of which embody greater than 200 ticking specialties that embrace a bevy of impartial timepieces.
The first a part of the principle public sale on November 20 will provide classic and pocket watches; it’s set to be adopted by a particular part referred to as “Alchemy of Gold” with wristwatches in yellow gold by watchmakers and types as various as Audemars Piguet, A. Lange & Söhne, Patek Philippe, Girard-Perregaux, Vianney Halter, Tissot, Daniel Roth, and Vacheron Constantin.
On November 21, half two of the principle public sale will provide fashionable watches and might be adopted by “12 Shades of Gray,” a particular part of timepieces produced in white metals. “12 Shades of Gray” emphasizes the visible coloring of the fashions inside, represented by manufacturers and makers like Audemars Piguet, Patek Philippe, Breguet, F.P. Journe, Vianney Halter, Konstantin Chaykin, and Urwerk.
Notable among the many “12 Shades of Gray” tons are three items by F.P. Journe: the Chronomètre à Résonance Ruthenium Assortment in a platinum case; the Tourbillon Souverain Ruthenium Assortment; and the Chronomètre Souverain de Boulle, which is certainly one of solely ten watches that had been provided to Dallas retailer de Boulle Diamond & Jewellery in 2007. This piece belonged to the proprietor of the boutique.
See footage of those in addition to a number of watches by Audemars Piguet in A Few Standout Watches At The Upcoming Ineichen Public sale (Video).
Unbiased timepieces at Ineichen: Alchemy of Gold
The upcoming set of auctions options two examples of Vianney Halter’s Antiqua, one in yellow gold from roughly 2000 to be auctioned within the “Alchemy of Gold” part. The different Antiqua in white gold is from 1999 and is a part of the “12 Shades of Gray” part.
This now-legendary steampunk-styled piece of watch historical past shouldn’t be solely a unusual interpretation of the perpetual calendar that enables the wearer to learn the hour and minutes, month/bissextile year, day of the week, and the date by way of 4 riveted “portholes,” it’s the watch that for a lot of kicked off a love of impartial watchmaking.
Halter’s guiding design precept in making this piece again in 1998 was a super he calls the Futur Anterieur (roughly translated, “the longer term as seen from the previous”). As a result of we can not see the longer term, at any time limit we envision it by way of the lens of present-day objects and applied sciences. Nobody has performed this fairly the best way Halter has, with this watch changing into horological canon, starting the fashionable design motion in watches.
One other fascinating impartial timepiece to be careful for within the Alchemy of Gold part is an Andersen Genève minute repeater from roughly 1995. Housed in a stepped 38 mm yellow gold case, this is likely one of the uncommon classically styled timepieces by the founding father of the A.H.C.I., Svend Andersen.
And right here we additionally discover a gorgeous Daniel Roth Perpetual Calendar Skeleton in yellow gold. Not solely are the case and bracelet made from this luxury, stylish materials, however the case is the everyday edgy tonneau form (38 x 41 mm) that Roth invented and that was a trademark of his eponymous model. Sadly, the public sale home doesn’t listing the 12 months of manufacture, however I can see that it’s a pre-Bulgari mannequin – maybe simply.
Half two not solely comprises the majority of the impartial timepieces, however curiously additionally 5 basic timepieces by A. Lange & Söhne: a Lange 1 Moonphase in platinum, a Lange 1 Moonphase in yellow gold, a fairly latest 1815 Annual Calendar in white gold from 2018, a pink gold second-generation Lange 1, and a pink gold 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar.
Followers of the newest impartial maker to catch collectors’ eyes, De Bethune, might be overjoyed to search out two uncommon works from this maker. One is the DB10W Reedition Speciale from 2011 in white gold, whereas the opposite is a De Bethune DB10 from the identical 12 months in pink gold. Each watches provide two time zones in a 42 mm case with the boutique model’s early lug model.
The public sale additionally consists of two Bulgari-era Gérald Genta Area Chrono Quattro Retro fashions, one in titanium from 2010 and one other in white gold from 2011. Each of those watches solely provide “Gérald Genta” on the dial because the maker (versus the later disappearance of the Genta identify, which was changed by Bulgari). They provide 4 retrograde indications on the busy however stunning dials: seconds, date, month, and energy reserve.
Attention-grabbing can be the quantity of Urwerk love this public sale reveals. Except for a UR-103-EW within the “12 Shades of Grey” part, there are 4 timepieces in the principle public sale’s half two on provide, every with low estimates of CHF 15,000, maybe the rarest of which is the EMC Black. Formally launched in 2014, Urwerk’s EMC is the primary high-end mechanical watch to make use of subtle built-in electronics to observe its personal precision. A easy adjustment screw on the again permits the wearer to simply regulate the timing themselves.
EMC’s electronics require no battery and don’t have any affect in any respect on the motion itself, which is 100% mechanical. Turning the fold-out crank deal with powers a miniature generator, which in flip prices an excellent capacitor that powers the electronics and intensely high-precision reference oscillator. A timing delta indication shows what number of seconds per day the motion is gaining or shedding. EMC is intentionally designed to appear to be an instrument.
Lot 189 is the Urwerk UR-105 CT from 2018 in black titanium, a glossy futuristic timepiece with modernized wandering hours. Lot 191 is the UR-105 TA, a variation on the UR-105 with shiny orange accents.
The very fascinating ingredient on these UR-105 watches is the neatly built-in sliding catch slightly below the huge crown the place 12 o’clock can be on a traditional watch. In regular use, all that may be seen on high is brightly coloured Tremendous-LumiNova highlighting the hour and minutes. A delicate push on the catch, although, and the quilt pops open to permit most appreciation of the advanced mechanisms beneath which can be liable for rotating the hour satellites by way of their high-precision orbits.
Lastly, we’ve lot 192, the Urwerk UR-110 in titanium with Urwerk’s “basic” rotating satellite tv for pc time show off to the aspect, the place it peeks out from underneath a cuff to point out the time. At a beginning bid of CHF 15,000 this might be a steal.
Lastly, we come to 6 fashions by Konstantin Chaykin, watches that haven’t but appeared at public sale fairly often that I can recall. 4 of those timepieces on provide come from the impartial Russian watchmaker’s standard Wristmon line, which started with the Joker, a watch cleverly depicting the time and moon section shows as components of a face.
Lot 193 is a Joker in a black PVD-coated stainless-steel case, certainly one of simply 18 items of this restricted version. One other variation on the Joker theme referred to as Designa Particular person is up for grabs right here as properly, additionally certainly one of an 18-piece restricted version. A 3rd Joker named Harlequin Ventuno in stainless-steel, simply launched in June 2021 in a restricted version of 18 items, recollects a jester, whereas the “Ventuno” (Italian for “21”) within the identify pays homage to the twenty-first 12 months of the twenty-first century. A fourth Wristmon Joker within the public sale, lot 196, is known as Clown II and can be a latest launch of 18 items. It comes right here on a specifically crafted strap that makes the clown face appear to be it has pink hair and is sporting a go well with.
The opposite two Chaykin items partially two of this public sale are among the most up-to-date releases of the Russian watchmaker: the Minotaur Chinese language New Yr 2021 Wristmon in bronze (see a full story with our hands-on expertise with this one at Konstantin Chaykin Wristmon Minotaur: Ingenuity At The Middle Of The Labyrinth) and the distinctive piece MK3 Fighter in ruthenium. This unusually formed titanium timepiece measuring 55.82 x 48 mm shows not solely our commonplace time right here on earth on its distinctive ruthenium dial, but in addition MCT, Mars Central Time. Positively a look ahead to dreamers and Elon Musk.
A seventh mannequin, a part of the intelligent seven-piece Mouse King version of late 2020, is featured within the “12 Shades of Gray” part. See extra about this themed mannequin in 6 Festive Watches From 2020 Certain To Unfetter Your Wrist This Season.
Fast Details Vianney Halter Antiqua
Case: yellow gold, white gold; 46.5 x 42.5 mm (together with lugs and crown), underlying spherical case 36 mm
Dial: hand-engraved platinum dials (yellow case); platinum, yellow gold, and pink gold dials (white gold case)
Motion: automated Caliber VH 198 with 35-hour energy reserve
Features: hours, minutes; instantaneous perpetual calendar with day, date, month, and bissextile year cycle
Manufacturing years: 1998 to 2016
Public sale estimate: CHF 50,000 – 100,000 every
Fast Details Urwerk EMC Black
Case: 43 x 51 x 15.8 mm, black titanium
Motion: manually wound UR-EMC caliber with Swiss lever escapement, Arcap P40 steadiness wheel and linear steadiness coupled with the optical sensor and synthetic intelligence
Features: hours, minutes, seconds, precision delta, energy reserve (80 hours), timing adjustment screw
Public sale estimate: CHF 15,000-20,000
Fast Details Konstantin Chaykin Wristmon Minotaur
Case: 42 x 13 mm, iron bronze
Motion: automated Caliber Okay.08-1 (based mostly on Vaucher Caliber VMF 3002), 50-hour energy reserve, 28,800 vph/4 Hz frequency
Features: hours, minutes, dual-disk weekday
Limitation: 8 items
Manufacturing 12 months: 2021
Public sale estimate: CHF 10,000-15,000