Daniel Roth - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Daniel Roth
    Year: Circa 1990s
    Reference No: 247
    Movement No: 165’834
    Case No: 271
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. DR500, 31 jewel
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Daniel Roth pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm length x 38mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Daniel 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 in 1988.

    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. Today, since his departure following its sale to Bulgari, Roth is working under his own family endeavour, Jean Daniel Nicolas – Jean being Roth’s son and Nicolas, Roth’s spouse.

    Roth always worked with the greatest movement manufacturers of his time and the present chronograph houses a Zenith El Primero movement dubbed the DR500.

    The present lot with the double-ellipse case fitted with bright white pinstriped guilloché dial, blued steel hands, brushed chapter ring and Roman numerals numbered 271 would be a classy additional for collectors looking for early Daniel Roth chronograph pieces.


Ref. 247
A rare and attractive white gold chronograph wristwatch with date and guilloché dial

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

HK$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$126,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022