Ineichen Auctioneers’ first sale of 2022 will happen in Zurich this coming weekend (Saturday 12 March 2022). Named “La Vie en Rose” as a nod to Edith Piaf’s signature track, the themed public sale gathers some 40 watches with rose gold instances, all from esteemed watchmakers (and significantly impartial watchmakers) comparable to Vacheron Constantin, Roger Dubuis, F.P. Journe, Daniel Roth, Cartier, IWC, De Bethune, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Breguet, Panerai, Girard-Perregaux, A. Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, and others. We’re taking a more in-depth have a look at a number of the most fascinating rose items that the public sale has to supply.
Ineichen Auctioneers is an public sale home that makes a speciality of watches and jewelry. Based in 1973 and based mostly in Zurich, it’s the oldest public sale home with a give attention to watches in Switzerland. The “La Vie en Rose” public sale gathers a large collection of pink gold watches from esteemed watchmakers. Subsequent to trendy classics by Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, A Lange & Söhne, Audemars Piguet, Breguet or Cartier, one can find fascinating fashions from impartial watchmakers comparable to F.P. Journe, De Bethune, Andersen, Daniel Roth or Konstantin Chaykin. Listed below are a number of the prime heaps – but, make certain to verify the total catalogue, as there are a lot of extra watches to keep watch over.
F.P. Journe Chronomètre à Résonance Honest Restricted-Version
Two oscillating our bodies in shut proximity affect one another and finally synchronize. Resonance is a well known phenomenon of physics however solely a handful of contemporary watchmakers have succeeded in making use of it to their actions. Credit score the place credit score is due, the fashionable historical past of resonance utilized to mechanical watchmaking began with François-Paul Journe within the Nineteen Eighties. Since then, the model’s resonance watches have changed into a collector’s grail.
F.P. Journe has produced a number of Chronomètre à Résonance designs through the years. This particular watch is a part of an unique 10-piece restricted version launched for Singapore-based retailer Honest. It encompasses a 40mm x 9.1mm rose gold case, a black mother-of-pearl dial and two symmetric silver subdials with Clous de Paris guilloche. Inside is the very good hand-wound calibre 1499.2 with mainplate and bridges in strong 18k rose gold. The dual impartial motion signifies the time on the 2 dials. The ability reserve (indicated at 12 o’clock) is of 40 hours. The crown at 12 o’clock winds each actions and units the hours and minutes of every dial. Totally different time zones will be set. The crown at 4 o’clock permits you to synchronize the second palms.
Extra particulars right here – Estimate: CHF 200,000-300,000
F.P. Journe Octa Calendrier Honest Restricted-Version
One other F.P. Journe restricted to 10 items for Honest, this Octa Calendrier has an 18k rose gold case measuring 38mm x 10.6mm. An ideal companion to the Résonance watch above, it encompasses a black mother-of-pearl dial with silver Clous de Paris guilloche subdials. An annual calendar, it encompasses a retrograde date with a sign of the day of the week and of the month in two small home windows. The helpful complication mechanically retains monitor of the right calendar indication for months of 30 or 31 days, leaving the proprietor to manually regulate the date annually (at most) as a substitute of 5 occasions.
The watch is pushed by the magnificent calibre 1300.2 with computerized winding and 5 days of energy reserve. Produced from strong rose gold, it’s embellished with chamfering and sharpening, Côtes Circulaires on the bridges and perlage on the mainplate. The 22k gold rotor has a Grain d’Orge guilloché motif.
Extra particulars right here – Estimate: CHF 150,000-200,000
Vacheron Constantin Malte Openworked Tourbillon
The Vacheron Constantin Malte assortment made its debut in 2000 with a set of 4 watches sharing fan-shaped stepped lugs impressed by the model’s Maltese Cross brand. The Malte Tourbillon Squelette stands out with its Tonneau-shaped case and its formed openworked 2790SQ calibre. Formed actions are uncommon birds as a result of they’re made to measure for one particular watch or case solely, whereas spherical actions will be tailored to quite a lot of fashions.
On this occasion, it’s introduced in all its glory in a richly-decorated skeletonized model graced by a big tourbillon regulator at 6 o’clock. The hours and minutes are barely off-centred and paired with energy reserve and date indicators respectively at 10 and a couple of o’clock. It’s additionally the primary in-house trendy tourbillon motion created by the model. The Tonneau rose gold case measures 36mm x 36mm x 11.80mm.
Extra particulars right here – Estimate: CHF 50,000-100,000
Girard-Perregaux ww.tc Tourbillon Hours of the World
World-timers have loved nice reputation because the early 2000s. Girard-Perregaux was one of many first manufacturers (with after all Patek Philippe in 2000) to deliver again any such operate with the ww.tc in 2001. Through the years, Gino Macaluso, the late CEO and proprietor of the model, geared up its hours of the world watches with a number of extra issues or sophistications: chronograph, energy reserve indication, perpetual calendar, enamel dials… The reference 99350 is, doubtless, probably the most unique, complicated but elegant ww.tc fashions as its world-time module is pushed by the enduring Girard-Perregaux Tourbillon with Three Gold bridges motion. The immaculately completed motion is seen uniquely in the back of the watch with its emblematic arrow-shaped parallel bridges.
The 18k rose gold case measures 43mm x 13.15mm. It shows a lightweight cream dial that includes a world-time complication, hours and minutes leaf-shape palms and a small second indication at 6 o’clock. The caption Tourbillon in crimson discreetly suggests the presence of the gorgeous motion inside. Plus, the low estimate doesn’t mirror the complexity and rarity of this watch.
Extra particulars right here – Estimate: CHF 30,000-40,000
Cartier Tortue Monopoussoir Mk2
This Cartier Tortue Chrono-Monopoussoir is a declination of one of the revered watches of the Assortment Privée Cartier Paris (CPCP). From 1998 to about 2008, CPCP was Cartier’s Haute Horlogerie assortment, that includes a number of the model’s iconic designs with high-end mechanical actions, particularly by makers comparable to Piaget, Frédéric Piguet or Girard-Perregaux. If a number of manufacturers have designed Tonneau formed watches, only a few can rival the Cartier Tortue. Born in 1912, it went by means of a refined, seductive makeover within the Nineties. As its identify suggests, the monopoussoir is a single push-piece chronograph. Certainly, till the Nineteen Thirties, chronographs featured a single pusher to set off the start-stop-reset features, all the time in the identical sequence. The absence of the normal chronograph pushers leaves the purity of its harmonious curves intact. This particular mannequin is the XL model (reference W1547451). It options the CPCP signature guilloche dial with Roman numerals, black railtrack and blued palms.
The watch is powered by an fascinating motion, the Calibre 45MC. This handbook wind, column-wheel chronograph was developed and manufactured with THA (Methods Horlogères Appliquées) based in Sainte-Croix by now acquainted names F.P. Journe, Vianney Halter & Denis Flageollet. The CPCP watches and the Tortue Monopoussoir have been launched in comparatively small numbers. This watch bears the quantity 191 (engraved each on the case again and on the primary plate because the CPCP watches had historically matching numbers for the case and the motion).
Extra particulars right here – Estimate: CHF 20,000-30,000
The “La Vie en Rose” Public sale takes place in Zurich and on-line on March twelfth, 2022 at 1PM CET. To see the whole catalogue of watches provided throughout the sale, please go to ineichen.com.