• Lot 2608

    VIANNY HALTER, "FUTUR ANTÈRIEUR ANTIQUA"

    UNUSUAL AND RARE, 18K PINK GOLD SELF-WINDING ASYMMETRIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH

    CIRCA 2003

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    VIANNY HALTER, "FUTUR ANTÈRIEUR ANTIQUA"

    UNUSUAL AND RARE, 18K PINK GOLD SELF-WINDING ASYMMETRIC PERPETUAL CALENDAR WRISTWATCH
    CIRCA 2003

    Calibre VH198, 43 jewels, riveted rotor, three porthole dials in platinum, the main dial with Arabic chapter ring, outer minute track, two subdials for day and month with leap-years, small magnified porthole for the date, all dispersed around the case, transparent back, 18k pink gold VH buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 44 mm.


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    US$30,000-50,000
    EUR20,000-33,500

    Accompanied by a Vianney Halter presentation box and corrector.

    Vianny Halter is an imaginative and passionate horologist. He attended watchmaking school in Paris at the age of thirteen and began specialising in horological restoration work in Switzerland at seventeen. 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).

    Antiqua, the first Vianney Halter model, debuted at the Basel Watch Fair in 1998. This watch has a style which may be best described as a "relic of the future". The heart of the watch is the calibre VH198, developed in-house and shares mechanical movements with the Lemania calibre 8810. Each Antiqua requires approximately 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.