Cédric Johner - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI Geneva Saturday, November 5, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Cédric Johner
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 1093/4
    Case No: N°20
    Model Name: Abysse 24 Heures
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic caliber
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Cédric Johner pin buckle
    Dimensions: 46mm Length X 39mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Cédric Johner may not be a household name but he is part of the first pioneer independent watchmakers having created their eponymous brand. After a few years working in jewelry Johner set up his workshops in Geneva and presented his first wristwatch in 1997.

    His approach to watchmaking merged both his horological and jewelry background. He remained traditional with his movements in their conception and presentation but his cases were delightfully creative, unusual and playful.

    The present Abysse 24 Heures takes Johner’s signature case design and houses a very original 24 hour time display on a dial with carbon fiber centre and exploding numerals.

    This watch takes us back to a time, when now-household names such as F.P. Journe or Roger Smith were experimenting, producing their very first prototypes, pushing the boundaries of watchmaking and re-defining the meaning of watchmaking. Industry veterans will look back at this golden period of horology as the cradle of Independent Watchmaking, with doses of both pride and nostalgia.


Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 1093/4
An unusual and rare stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, 24 hour time display

Circa 2000
46mm Length X 39mm Width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF2,000 - 4,000 

Sold for CHF8,820

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022