Daniel Roth - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Daniel Roth
    Year: 1990s
    Reference No: C117
    Movement No: 012
    Case No: 012
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 8810, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18 pink gold buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm Width and 38mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • 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, featuring a beautiful pink dial on a pink gold case, is a superb example of Roth's philosophy: technical prowess, perfect legibility and a strong design.


Ref. C117
A highly rare and attractive pink gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with pink dial

35mm Width and 38mm Length
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF69,850

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024