KIU TAI YU. A LIMITED EDITION 18CT PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH VISIBLE ESCAPEMENT AND ECCENTRIC DIAL
KIU TAI YU. A LIMITED EDITION 18CT PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH VISIBLE ESCAPEMENT AND ECCENTRIC DIAL

SIGNED KIU TAI YU, 20/20, 2000.

Details
KIU TAI YU. A LIMITED EDITION 18CT PINK GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH VISIBLE ESCAPEMENT AND ECCENTRIC DIAL
Signed Kiu Tai Yu, 20/20, 2000.
Rhodium finished self-winding movement with 18K rotor and special escapement, the balance bridge attached to the dial, black lackered dial with aperture for the escapement, eccentric dial on gold cartouche with Arabic, Roman and Chinese numerals, blued steel hands, circular case with down turned lugs, crown guard, glazed back secured by six screws with enamel decoration and enamel cartouche signed Kiu Tai Yu in the band, maker's 18ct pink gold and enamel buckle, movement, dial and case signed.
36mm diameter

Lot Essay

Born in China in 1946 Kiu Tai Yu made his first mechanical watch at the age of 23. In 1978 he made his first escapement without pallets. Two years later, in 1980 he moved to Hong Kong and opened his shop Kew & Cie where he deals in fine wrist and pocket watches and clocks. Mr Kiu is the author of the acclaimed book Time in Pocket which was adopted by a Swiss watchmaking school as a standard reference work.

In 1991 Kiu Tai Yu created his first Tourbillon wristwatch and has now completed a total of 16 pieces. He is credited with creating the third generation Tourbillon Kiu's Mystery Tourbillon published in several books on twentieth century watchmaking. In 2000 he created a limited edition watch with an escapement visible through the dial, these watches were only for sale in Asia.
;

More from IMPORTANT WATCHES

View All
View All