The Falcone brothers Dino and Roberto, watchmakers in Milan, produced very few examples of these asymmetrical watches.
The models are designed after the 'limp' watch in Salvador Dali's painting The Persistence of Memory, 1931, exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Dali got his inspiration for the 'limp' watch from Camembert cheese and described it with the phrase "nothing else than the tender, extravagant and solitary paranoic-critical Camembert of time and space".
The asymmetrical model with eccentric minute dial and moonphase sold in this saleroom on 16 May 2000 for SFr. 76,375 (lot 158).