Christian Klings - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV Geneva Friday, November 5, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Christian Klings
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: N°7
    Movement No: N°7
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Christian Klings pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied Certificate of Authenticity confirming the watch is unique and fitted box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Pronounce the name Christian Klings before a crowd of lovers of technical mastery and you will receive a revered silence and knowing nods. Klings, a German born and based watchmaker is known by the cognoscenti for his superlative timepieces made by hand using traditional watchmaking methods.

    Each component bears the differences of handmade work, leaving slight variants in the texture of the Geneva stripes or guilloché work of the dial with its own distinctive character.
    Klings is as much an artist as he is a watchmaker and thus focuses on creating bespoke timepieces upon commission from savvy collectors. His creations have ranged from a 10-second tourbillon with a free balance escapement, to detent escapements to highly finished time-only watches with single-beat escapements.

    The present watch N° 7 is a refined and sophisticated wristwatch featuring a unique power reserve indicator, visible through a small opening on top of the dial. As the mainspring winds down, a red dot gradually appears, until it is full red, indicating zero power.

    The handmade movement features frosted surface finishing, delicate beveling and mirror polished components.

    The hand-guilloché dial is made of 6 different parts and the chapter ring features hand-engraved roman numerals.

    The watch was a special commission piece that took over two years to complete, it was delivered in 2019 and confirmed as being unique in its Certificate Of Authenticity.

    For the collector of contemporary independent horology owning a Klings is definitely a defining moment.


Ref. N°7
A unique and wonderfully crafted white gold wristwatch with power reserve indicator

37.5mm Diameter
Dial and movement signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF252,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIV

Geneva Auction 5 & 7 November 2021