Charles Frodsham - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Charles Frodsham
    Year: 2019
    Case No: 010'800
    Model Name: Double-Impulse Chronometer
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, inhouse
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Charles Frodsham & Co. Ltd Certificate of Origin confirming delivery of the present watch on September 23, 2019 and correspondence.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Charles Frodsham is a venerable maker of British chronometers whose pieces date back to 1834, but it wasn’t until 2018 that the brand introduced a wristwatch – 16 years in the making - whose technical prowess took the horological world by storm.

    Launched in 2018 and made in-house, the Double Impulse Chronometer combines the tradition of English watchmaking with the cutting-edge modern technology of today. It is most notably the very first wristwatch to utilize the oil-free double impulse escapement mechanism. The large free-sprung balance has a self-compensating balance spring with raised terminal curve, and a proprietary shock protection system with fixed jeweled bearings.

    Absolutely every component of this watch is made by Frodsham including the case and ceramic dial. The only elements from the outside are the crystals, the main and balance springs, the jewels (that are from the brand’s existing stock dating from the 1950s) and the strap, giving the term “in-house” a brand new meaning.

    Only a handful of Frodsham’s Double Impulse Chronometers leave the brand’s workshops each year, with years long waiting lists. As such, the present example in stainless steel offers a unique opportunity.


A stunning stainless steel wristwatch with double impulse chronometer escapement with certificate of origin

42mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF100,000 - 200,000 

Sold for CHF165,100

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024