Daniel Roth - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII Geneva Friday, November 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Daniel Roth
    Year: Circa 1990
    Reference No: C117
    Movement No: 14
    Case No: 14
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. DR114, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Daniel Roth pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm width x 38mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Daniel Roth box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    It is no small feat to create an immediately recognizable design language like Daniel Roth has with his signature ellipsocurvex case shape, hands with pointed tips and dials with a horizontal or Clous de Paris guilloché patterns.

    Roth’s perpetual calendar was conceived originally with Philippe Dufour – whose workshops were only a stone’s throw away from Roth’s Vallée de Joux ateliers. The goal was to create the world’s first instantaneous perpetual calendar whereby all the calendar functions would jump to the next increment at the same time at midnight.

    However, due to the weight of the day and month discs the movement would require too much energy and this proved technically challenging and as such Roth retained the more classical “semi instantaneous” system for this watch.

    The present example is a superb example of Roth's philosophy: technical prowess, perfect legibility and a strong design.


Ref. C117
A lovely pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphase and leap year indication and box

Circa 1990
35mm width x 38mm length
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF44,450

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII

Geneva Auction 3 - 4 November 2023