Daniel Roth - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVII Geneva Saturday, May 13, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Daniel Roth
    Year: 1997
    Reference No: S247
    Case No: 1068
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. DR400, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Daniel Roth deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Length X 38mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by fitted box, guarantee, instruction booklet and outer packaging

  • 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.

    With its double-ellipse case fitted with vertical stripes guilloché dial, brushed chapter ring and Roman numerals, the present chronograph is a perfect example of Roth's oeuvre.


Ref. S247
A rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with date, guarantee and box

41mm Length X 38mm Width
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF7,000 - 14,000 

Sold for CHF21,590

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVII

Geneva Auction 13 - 14 May 2023