Girard Perregaux - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII Hong Kong Friday, November 24, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Girard Perregaux
    Year: Wristwatch: Circa 1997; Stopwatch: Circa 2000
    Reference No: Ref. Wristwatch: Ref. 90250.0.53.6056AV; Stopwatch: Ref. 89600.0.12.6156
    Case No: Wristwatch: 196/349; Stopwatch: No. 543/2000
    Model Name: Wristwatch: F50; Stopwatch: Sport Timer
    Material: Wristwatch: 18K white gold; Stopwatch: Titanium
    Calibre: Wristwatch: Automatic, cal. 3170-878, 44 jewels; Stopwatch: Manual, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Girard Perregaux deployant clasp
    Dimensions: Wristwatch: 39mm diameter; Stopwatch: 50mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Wristwatch: Accompanied by Girard Perregaux instruction manual, product literature, service invoice dated 27 May 2021, hang tag, setting pin, charger, winding presentation box and outer packaging.

    Stopwatch: Accompanied by Girard Perregaux guarantee stamped Gerhard D. Wempe, Germany dated December 2000, instruction manual, leather lanyard, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The storied union between the “prancing horse” and “sweeping hands” commenced in 1993, when Ferrari forged a symbiotic partnership with Girard-Perregaux to launch their inaugural timepiece. Adorned with the “cavallino rampante” upon its dial, the flyback chronograph was enthusiastically received among discerning Ferrari collectors and the Japanese market alike.

    Buoyed by shared success, the two firms persisted in releasing exemplary timepieces uniting Italian motoring heritage with Swiss horological expertise. Come 1997, Girard-Perregaux and Ferrari fittingly celebrated the legendary marque's 50th anniversary in unison, unveiling the present exceptional limited edition "F50" perpetual calendar chronograph to mark the milestone occasion. Ferrari likewise introduced the F50 supercar in honor of its half-century, with merely 349 examples of this tour de force ever assembled.

    This anniversary tribute watch stands as a consummate emblem of the storied alliance between racing stable and atelier - channeling the dynamism of the track through the nuanced intricacy of haute horlogerie. Preserved in exceptional condition, the present watch comes with a special winding presentation box.

    Also included in this lot is the Sport Timer pour Ferrari Limited Edition Stopwatch, the ultimate trackside complement for Ferrari devotees launched by Girard-Perregaux in 2000 to celebrate an enduring alliance with motoring's most hallowed name.

    Encased in lightweight titanium with a satin matte finish, the 50mm chronograph makes a bold impression. Beneath the sapphire crystal, the inky dial maximizes the case dimensions, with pronounced Arabic numerals, hands, and subdials ensuring flawless legibility down to 1/10th of a second.

    Accompanied by its original wooden case with guarantee and leather lanyard, this barely used stopwatch exemplifies a bygone era of analogue racing pursued with grit and instinct alone. The present example numbered 543 of a limited edition of 2000 pieces remains the quintessential accessory for devotees of the Prancing Horse.

  • Artist Biography

    Girard Perregaux

    Swiss • 1791

    Celebrating its 225th anniversary in 2016, the company earned its fame as the first vertically integrated Swiss watchmaking company, manufacturing high-grade movements, cases and dials within its premises. Particularly noteworthy are the brand's three-gold-bridge tourbillon pocket watches built by Constant Girard beginning in 1867 — considered amongst the most beautiful movement architectures ever made. An active participant in Switzerland's observatory chronometry competitions, the brand won so many precision awards that they were excluded from competing in 1901.

    Key models include nineteenth and twentieth century pocket watches with three gold bridges, modern tourbillon wristwatches with three gold bridges, minute repeating pocket and wristwatches, as well as sport watches such as the Laureato and Sea Hawk.

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Ref. Ref. Wristwatch: Ref. 90250.0.53.6056AV; Stopwatch: Ref. 89600.0.12.6156
A fine limited edition white gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with winding presentation box, made to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Ferrari, numbered 196 of a limited edition of 349 pieces; A limited edition titanium stopwatch with guarantee and presentation box, numbered 543 of a limited edition of 2000 pieces made for Ferrari

Wristwatch: Circa 1997; Stopwatch: Circa 2000
Wristwatch: 39mm diameter; Stopwatch: 50mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$180,000 - 390,000 

Sold for HK$190,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII

Hong Kong Auction 24-25 November 2023