Alain Silberstein - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Alain Silberstein
    Year: Circa 2000s
    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: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: PVD-coated stainless steel Alain Silberstein buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Alain Silberstein certificate, instruction manual, screwdrivers, springbar tool and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Instantly recognizable by its bold use of colorway and geometry, never mundane approach, Alain Silberstein is the enfant terrible who knows how to have fun with his creation since his debut in 1990s. Interior designer turned watch designer, his timepieces can be considered too quirky or avant-garde by some, but certainly eclectic with unmistakable personality, the Tourbillon D’Art Volant collection is one of such. Truly exemplifying his vision in blending high horology with Bauhaus design, the present Tourbillon D’Art Volant immediately grabs your attention with its camouflage dial, not only is it enamel but each piece is wrapped with silver ribbons with cloisonné technique. Boasting in an unusual brown PVD-coated stainless steel porthole-shaped case, the caseband is further wrapped with near chocolate brown alligator 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.


Lot offered with No Reserve

A very rare, unusual and eccentric limited edition brown PVD and alligator-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 2000s
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$277,200

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021