Alain Silberstein - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI Geneva Saturday, November 5, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Alain Silberstein
    Year: Circa 2000
    Case No: 028/500
    Model Name: Tourbillon D’Art Volant
    Material: PVD-coated stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. ASC 1.3,25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: PVD-coated stainless steel Alain Silberstein buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Alain Silberstein certificate, instruction manual, screwdrivers, springbar tool and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Instantly recognizable by his bold use of colorway and geometry, Alain Silberstein is the "enfant terrible" of watchmaking. Truly exemplifying Silberstein's vision of blending high horology with Bauhaus design, the present Tourbillon D’Art Volant immediately grabs your attention with its camouflage dial. Executed with perfection, it is made of cloisonné technique, showcasing artisanal flair. Boasting in an unusual brown PVD-coated stainless steel porthole-shaped case, the caseband is further wrapped with near chocolate brown leather where it perfectly matches the strap. Executed in the utmost playful manner, the combination of bright coloured hands and Kandinsky inspired crown are signatures to the brand. The flying tourbillon stages at the lower part of the recessed dial, allowing for a greater view of the mechanics and perlage finishing.

    The present example is in an unworn new-old-stock condition numbered 28 of a limited series of 500 pieces. Interestingly, likely to be an oversight by the retailer, the certificate is miswritten as number 22.

    Extraordinary with incomparable playful charm, it is believed that the production run of these flying tourbillon was never completed, making these an uber rare timepiece by the eccentric brand that never settles to think inside the box.


A very rare, unusual and eccentric limited edition brown PVD and leather-coated stainless steel flying tourbillon wristwatch with cloisonné enamel camouflage dial, date, certificate and presentation box, numbered 28 of a limited edition of 500 pieces

Circa 2000
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF25,200

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022