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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2971

    VIANNEY HALTER. AN UNUSUAL AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD ASYMMETRIC AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED VIANNEY HALTER, MODEL "FUTUR ANTÉRIEUR ANTIQUA", REF. 30R.69.A, CIRCA 2003

    Price Realised  

    VIANNEY HALTER. AN UNUSUAL AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD ASYMMETRIC AUTOMATIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH
    SIGNED VIANNEY HALTER, MODEL "FUTUR ANTÉRIEUR ANTIQUA", REF. 30R.69.A, CIRCA 2003

    With nickel-finished lever movement, 43 jewels, mono-metallic balance, gilt rivet decorated rotor, mono-metallic balance, three hand-engraved riveted porthole dials in platinum, the main dial with Arabic numerals on brushed chapter ring with railway minute track, blued steel modern hands, two subsidiary dials indicating day and month with leap year cycle, small magnified porthole for date, all dispersed around the circular case with glazed display back, together with an 18k pink gold Vianney Halter buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    44 mm. diam.


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    US$32,000-40,000
    EUR23,000-30,000

    Accompanied by a Vianney Halter presentation box with outer packaging, Certificate of Authenticity and manual.

    Vianney Halter is an imaginatve and passionate horologist. He attended watchmaking school in Paris at the age of 13 and began specialising in horological restoration work in Switzerland at 17. In 1993, Halter collaborated with the house of Harry Winston to create the Opus III. The master watchmaker then founded his own company, La Manufacture Janvier in 1994, paying tribute to the renowned French clockmaker Antide Janvier (1751 - 1835).

    Vianney Halter debuted at the Basel International Watch Fair in 1998 with the presentation of the model Antiqua. This watch has a style which may be best described as a "relic of the future". The heart of this watch is the calibre VH198, developed in-house and shares mechanical movements with the Lemania Calibre 8810. Each Antiqua requires approx. 900 hours to complete. The case is composed of nearly 100 parts of 30 different types and each dial is hand-engraved making each watch unique.