Daniel Roth - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI Geneva Saturday, November 5, 2022 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Daniel Roth
    Year: Circa 1990
    Movement No: N°20
    Case No: 20
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, Cal 2220
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Daniel Roth pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm width X 41mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Daniel Roth repair cerificate

  • Catalogue Essay

    The importance of Daniel Roth in today’s success of independent watchmaking cannot be underscored enough. By creating his eponymous brand in 1987 after having worked at Audemars Piguet and creating what is contemporary Breguet, he was one the earliest master watchmakers who decided to go independent and put his vision and talent in a watch with his name on the dial.

    He immediately created an unmistakable signature design with the ellipsocurvex case shape, hands with pointed tips and dials with a horizontal or Clous de Paris guilloché patterns.

    Launched in the early 1990s, the present monopusher chronograph uses a vintage Lemania 15CHT or 2220 ebauche from the 1930s. Only 52 were made, 16 in platinum and 36 in yellow gold like the present example. 10 extra movements were later discovered and cased but can be differentiated with the original models as they featured a swan neck regulator.

    The present monopusher chronograph was serviced by Daniel Roth himself in 2017 and in the accompanying letter states “It has been with much emotion and pleasure that I have repaired this watch because I am particularly fond of this model.”


A sumptuous yellow gold monopusher chronograph, part of a limited edition of 36 pieces

Circa 1990
38mm width X 41mm length
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF88,200

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022