Daniel Roth - The Geneva Watch Auction: XV Geneva Saturday, May 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Daniel Roth
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 446.X.60
    Case No: 14'152
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. DR101, 38 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold pin buckle stamped DR
    Dimensions: 38mm width x 41mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Daniel Roth fitted box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Daniel Roth was one of the first to pave the way for the incredible success independent watchmakers are enjoying today.

    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.

    The present white gold chronograph uses Roth’s signature case design but with an open worked movement offering a superb view on the intricacies of the workings of the chronograph. In fact the movement has been inversed as for the column wheel and chronographic functions to be visible on the dial side rather than the caseback.

    The present Daniel Roth is rare, beautiful and has a pinch of nostalgia for a time when horology was reinventing itself.


Ref. 446.X.60
A lovely and mesmerizing white gold openwork chronograph wristwatch with box

Circa 2000
38mm width x 41mm length
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF6,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF25,200

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022