Alain Silberstein - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Alain Silberstein
    Year: Circa 1990s
    Model Name: Krono 2
    Material: PVD-coated stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. Valjoux 7751, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: PVD-coated stainless steel Alain Silberstein buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Alain Silberstein leather case, and undated retailer guarantee stamped Taiyo Shokai Co., Ltd.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - Adored for his quirky, bold and fun approach to watchmaking, French architect and designer Alain Silberstein is renowned for blending high horology with colourful Kandinskian aesthetics, and his timepieces are instantly recognizable by their endearing playful charm. He is one of the pioneers contributed to the revival of the mechanical watch in the 1980’s in the aftermath of the quartz crisis, and his unique designs have continued to kindle strong fondness among collectors.

    - The present Krono 2 is an early example in steel from around early 1990s. Alain Silberstein utilised Japanese technology and experimented with steel cases after the initial production in brass, before finally settling on titanium for later pieces. The steel case of the present watch is further embellished with an attractive layer of patina on the caseband. The present example also has the round pushers with the triangular crown, executed in a combination of bright colours that is a signature to the brand. The round pushers were later replaced by shaped pushers as Alain Silberstein continued to modify his design, and this rare piece marks the beginning of the designer’s journey to finding his own style.

    - Offered in great condition, and accompanied by the Alain Silberstein leather case, this is an extraordinary timepiece imbued with a unique artisanal flair that will undoubtedly rekindle your inner child.


Lot offered with No Reserve

An innovative and attractive black PVD-coated stainless steel annual calendar chronograph wristwatch with 24-hour indication and moon phase

Circa 1990s
38mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$16,000 - 32,000 

Sold for HK$27,940

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024