CABESTAN. A VERY FINE, UNUSUAL AND UNIQUE 18K GOLD SEMI-SKELETONISED VERTICAL TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH LINEAR CHAIN FUSÉE MOVEMENT
CABESTAN. A VERY FINE, UNUSUAL AND UNIQUE 18K GOLD SEMI-SKELETONISED VERTICAL TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH LINEAR CHAIN FUSÉE MOVEMENT
CABESTAN. A VERY FINE, UNUSUAL AND UNIQUE 18K GOLD SEMI-SKELETONISED VERTICAL TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH LINEAR CHAIN FUSÉE MOVEMENT
CABESTAN. A VERY FINE, UNUSUAL AND UNIQUE 18K GOLD SEMI-SKELETONISED VERTICAL TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH LINEAR CHAIN FUSÉE MOVEMENT
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CABESTAN. A VERY FINE, UNUSUAL AND UNIQUE 18K GOLD SEMI-SKELETONISED VERTICAL TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH LINEAR CHAIN FUSÉE MOVEMENT

SIGNED CABESTAN, WINCH TOURBILLON VERTICAL MODEL, REF. CAB 0125, CIRCA 2015

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CABESTAN. A VERY FINE, UNUSUAL AND UNIQUE 18K GOLD SEMI-SKELETONISED VERTICAL TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH LINEAR CHAIN FUSÉE MOVEMENT

SIGNED CABESTAN, WINCH TOURBILLON VERTICAL MODEL, REF. CAB 0125, CIRCA 2015
MOVEMENT: Manual, Cal. CAB EC 102, 35 jewels
DIAL: Hour, Minutes, seconds and power reserve display on four rotary drums, Arabic numerals, open display of vertical system of chain fussé and tourbillon
CASE: 18k gold sculptured case, top left capstans for winding, top right capstans for time setting, glazed display back secured by six screws, 46mm. wide
STRAP/CLASP: Cabestan crocodile strap, 18k gold Cabestan buckle with concealed compartment for the miniature winch.
ACCOMPANIED BY: Cabestan undated Certificate of Origin, setting stylus, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.
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Lot Essay

The Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical is the outcome of various successive collaborations of some of today’s most innovative independent watchmakers including Vianney Halter, Jean-François Ruchonnet, Andreas Stricker and, Eric Coudray who was the final driving force to resolve the residual technical issues of one of modern horology’s most bold and ingenious timepieces.

The watch’s inspiration is originally derived from the yachting iconography and the concept of the “winch” is an allusion to the brand’s name Cabestan which means capstan in old French.  The ingenuity of the design lays in the infusion of the age-old capstan and the historical fusée and chain system, both dating back many centuries, in a highly technical watch that is unique in its movement and visually exciting in its case. Perfected by Eric Coudray, the movement is a miniature reverse fusée system that perfectly compensates for the loss of torque in the mainspring to deliver a constant force to the vertical tourbillon. Time is displayed by two rotating drums for the hour and minutes display and another independent drum mounted on the tourbillon to display the seconds.  

The present watch is a unique customized variation fitted with drums in 18k gold which confers a further elegance to this quintessential timepiece of the 21st century. Offered for the first time here at Christie's, the watch is furthermore in excellent condition.

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