Daniel Roth - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVI Hong Kong Wednesday, May 24, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Daniel Roth
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 196.X.40.168.CN.BA
    Case No: 11
    Model Name: Tourbillon Retrograde Date
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. DR 730, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Daniel Roth pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm width x 40mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Daniel Roth fitted presentation box.

  • 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 that he changed the face of modern horology 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.

    The present lot Daniel Roth retrograde tourbillon is both a technical and visually appealing timepiece. Daniel Roth calibre DR730 is powering this watch. At the time of release was the brand's smallest tourbillon created, fitted with a highly detailed finished dial that highlights the immense depth of the tourbillon that allows the wearer to appreciate Daniel Roth's intricate finishing fully.

    With the unmistakable case design and beautiful movement, it is a Daniel Roth piece worth having.


Ref. 196.X.40.168.CN.BA
A fine, rare and attractive yellow gold tourbillon wristwatch with small seconds, retrograde date, power reserve indication, Breguet numerals and presentation box

Circa 2000
38mm width x 40mm length
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$250,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$330,200

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVI

Hong Kong Auction 24 - 25 May 2023