Grönefeld - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Grönefeld
    Year: Circa 2020
    Movement No: 182/188
    Case No: 19’561
    Model Name: 1941 Remontoire
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. G.05, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Grönefeld pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39.5mm
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Grönefeld warranty card signed Bart and Time Grönefeld and dated October 2020, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Designed by the visionary Dutch dual, the wristwatch was inspired by a childhood memory they both share; a remontoire church clock they grew up admiring, dating back to 1240. As the custodians of this timepiece were none other than their father and grandfather, Johan Grönefeld the talented watchmaker, this significant childhood memory resulted in the esoteric yet elegant 1941 Remontoire.


    The crux of the present example is its movement. Exposed on the dial at 9 o’clock, the wearer is invited to marvel at this eight-second remontoire without taking it off. Every 8 seconds, this prominent feature quickly spins and stops, delivering a consistent amount of energy to the escapement via a secondary wheel. Comprised of 258 separate components, the caliber is hand-finished to the highest degree with over a dozen different techniques used, from frosting to snailing. Formed into the shapes of the bell gable roofs atop Dutch houses, the bridges are fashioned from steel which is more difficult to work with than brass or silver. Without a doubt, the present dial is produced by one of the greatest masters of intricate finishes and charismatic dials, Kari Voultilainen. Fashioned in a special stainless steel alloy, the chosen material is polished and treated to appear more brilliant than the basic 316L steel. To achieve its sculpted silhouette, a customised cutter was used to create its iconic concaved floating recesses and convexed surfaces.

    Offered in excellent overall condition with a signed letter from the Grönefeld Brothers, this is a fantastic, if not perfect, opportunity to acquire the exquisite 1941 Remontoire from the highly coveted independent brand.

Property from the Original Owner

928

A very attractive and rare stainless steel wristwatch with small seconds, eight-second remontoire, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2020
39.5mm
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$280,000 - 510,000 
€36,500-66,500
$35,900-65,400

Sold for HK$945,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)