Daniel Roth - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII Geneva Saturday, May 8, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Daniel Roth
    Year: Circa 1995
    Reference No: 247.X.40
    Case No: 13'831
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. DR500, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Daniel Roth pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm Length and 38mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    One of the most brilliant watchmakers of his generation, Daniel Roth first worked for Audemars Piguet in the late 1960s. It was in 1973, when he was still in his twenties, that he changed the face of modern horology as we know it when he joined Breguet, then a brand on the verge of bankruptcy that only made a handful of timepieces.

    Roth recreated wristwatches directly inspired by Abraham-Louis Breguet’s pocket watches, producing some of the first modern perpetual calendar and tourbillon wristwatches. Roth left Breguet in 1987 to start his own brand.

    He immediately created a personal design language, the most obvious being the unusual shape of his watches that later came to be defined as an ellipsocurvex, hands with pointed tips and dials with a horizontal guilloché pattern.

    Roth always worked with the greatest movement manufacturers of his time and the present chronograph houses a Zenith El Primero movement dubbed the DR500.

    The subtle pink gold case and the flamboyant pink dial with “pearl” minute markers make the present piece a must have from one of the first watchmakers who set out as an independent.


Ref. 247.X.40
A rare and attractive pink gold chronograph wristwatch with salmon dial

Circa 1995
41mm Length and 38mm Width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF4,000 - 8,000 

Sold for CHF15,120

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021