Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
LOT 187
"Bugatti" Parmigiani Fleurier, "Bugatti - Type 370," No. 32/50, case No. 11832. Made in a limited edition of 50 pieces circa 2005. Extremely fine, rare and unusual, rectangular curved, movement constructed in the shape of an automotive engine encased in an oval-shaped cylinder, 18K white gold gentleman's driver's wristwatch with 10-day autonomy (displayed on a graduated drum) and an 18K white gold Parmigiani double deployant clasp. Accompanied by a fitted box, certificate and 2 winding pens.
C. Eight-body, solid, polished, transparent top, sides and back to view the movement, case back with 4 screws, sapphire crystals. D. Dark red with applied luminous white gold baton indexes on a matte silver outer reserve. Luminous white gold "alpha" hands. M. Cal. PF 370 oval mounted on silent blocks, rhodium-plated, 37 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, double-barrel. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 32 x 50 mm. Thickness 19 mm.
Estimate: 120,000 USD - 150,000 USD
Estimate: 90,000 EUR - 115,000 EUR
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C 1 D 1-01 M 1
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Parmigiani Fleurier. The manufacture “Parmigiani Mesure et Art du Temps” is situated in Fleurier in the Neuchâtel region of the Swiss Jura. It is there that the master watchmaker, Michel Parmigiani, has celebrated the art of time for over two decades. He has gathered the best craftsmen in the world of horology, many of whom combine the skills of the goldsmith and the watchmaker. In the workshops they display a combination of dexterity, finesse and artistry, with the result that each and every one of them contributes to the reputation of the manufacture, which is a concentration of many talents. Nothing leaves the workshops unless it meets their demands for perfection at every stage of its production. There are three sides to Parmigiani Mesure et Art du Temps: the restoration of antique clocks and watches, the making of special designs, and the creation of the Parmigiani Fleurier Collection. Restoration—Through its restoration work, the manufacture has acquired an incomparable horological knowledge which is reflected in its creations today. Michel Parmigiani is the depositary of a horological tradition which goes back 450 years: from the priceless heritage of the clocks of the Renaissance to marine chronometers of great precision, ranging through orreries, automata, clocks with striking jacks and musical boxes. Many of the finest mechanical creations have passed through his hands. The creation of special timepieces—For many years Michel Parmigiani’s passion for horological mechanisms and his technical skill have persuaded the most distinguished watch companies to entrust the creation of exclusive models to the workshops at Fleurier. These timepieces are horological masterpieces pushed to the farthest limits of perfection. Most of them are minute repeaters, perpetual calendars and other complications. The collection—Exclusive and limited in number, The Parmigiani Fleurier collection was born in 1996. It consists of wristwatches, pocket watches, small clocks and “objets d’art”. The collection expresses the vast experience which the manufacture has acquired and the awareness of beauty which has been its inspiration. The Parmigiani Fleurier Collection is distributed on several markets (Europe, USA, Middle East and Asia) either through territorial “sales ambassadors” or directly from the workshop in Fleurier. Michel Parmigiani’s knowledge and skill are renowned far beyond the mountains which surround Fleurier. For many years the company has captivated an international network of demanding collectors and art lovers with sophisticated taste, who understand that the value of the company goes far beyond the mere objects that it produces or restores: it also reveals itself in a particular approach to life which carries heritage and tradition forward into the future, combined with a conviction of the need to experiment.
Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
28-03-2007
Sold including buyer's premium:
128,900 USD