Alain Silberstein - The Geneva Watch Auction: XV Geneva Saturday, May 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Alain Silberstein
    Year: 2010
    Case No: 1/9
    Model Name: Tourbillon Marine
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. ASC 1.2, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber, further accompanied by an extra Alain Silberstein stainless steel bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel deployant clasp signed Alain Silberstein
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by fitted box, Certificate of Guarantee, Dated January 4, 2010, user manual, postcards from Goodiepal, stainless steel bracelet, lug changing tool, setting pin and outer packaging.

  • Exhibited

    National Gallery in Denmark - 2018

  • Catalogue Essay

    Alain Silberstein’s whimsical and colorful creations brought a breath of fresh air to the traditional watch industry in 1990 when he launched his eponymous brand.

    An architect turned watchmaker, Silberstein fully embraced the use of primary colors in his watches and one can’t help but notice the influences of painters such as Paul Klee, Kandinsky, Malevitch or their contemporary Keith Haring in the creation of this sophisticated timepiece.

    The present Tourbillon Marine numbered 1/9 reflects Silberstein’s philosophy of merging high watchmaking (a tourbillon) with fine handcrafts (a hand painted mother of pearl dial representing the ocean’s depths) with a wonderfully playful and graphic result. There is even a starfish at 12 o’clock used as a date indicator.

    The present watch is consigned by Goodiepal, a Danish experimental electronic musician, performance artist, composer and lecturer. The watch was exhibited in the National Gallery in Denmark in 2018.
    The Marine Tourbillon comes with its full set of paperwork and accessories including an extra steel bracelet.

    Whereas Alain Silberstein was ahead of his time in the 1990s and may not have met the commercial success he deserved, today collectors are more and more attuned to his importance and relevance in contemporary horology.


A quirky and attractive stainless steel tourbillon wristwatch with hand painted mother of pearl dial, date, certificate and presentation box, numbered 1 of a limited edition of 9 pieces

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF56,700

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022