Alain Silberstein - Disruptors: Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Design and Watches Hong Kong Thursday, May 25, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Alain Silberstein
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: TMA1-002
    Case No: 1/9
    Model Name: Tourbillon Volant
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. ASC1.1, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • 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 Tourbillon Volant model released in the early 2000s immediately stands out with its cylindrical case, straight lugs and playful dial layout. Crafted in simple geometric shapes of primary colours, the dial hands showcase Silberstein’s light-hearted and whimsical approach to watchmaking.

    The present Tourbillon Volant is 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.

    Offered in excellent condition and numbered 1 of a limited series of 9 pieces, this rare timepiece is extraordinary with a distinctive artisanal flair. Accompanied by a handsome blue leather strap, this rare timepiece by the eccentric brand never settles to think inside the box.


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. TMA1-002
A very rare and unusual limited edition stainless steel semi-skeletonised tourbillon wristwatch with date, numbered 1 of a limited edition of 9 pieces

Circa 2004
40mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$80,000 - 160,000 

Sold for HK$139,700

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Disruptors: Evening Sale of 20th Century & Contemporary Art, Design and Watches

Hong Kong Auction 25 May 2023