Grönefeld - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Grönefeld
    Year: 2020
    Movement No: No. 36
    Case No: 60’365
    Model Name: 1941 Principia
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1941 Principia, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Grönefeld pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Grönefeld guarantee card dated October 12th, 2020, hang tag, two additional Grönefeld straps, letter, fitted presentation box, and outer box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    While known for complications like tourbillons, dead-beat and remontoire movements, Grönefeld’s 1941 Principia was released in 2018 as their first time-only wristwatch. Extremely well-made like their more complicated timepieces, the brand gave buyers the opportunity to choose the colour of the solid sterling silver dial with options in light blue, turquoise, salmon like the present watch, and cream lacquer. The automatic caliber with the same name as the model features exceptional hand finishing, with an extensively hand-decorated 22 karat sold gold full-sized winding rotor. Rotating on ceramic ball bearings, the rotor’s design prevents wear and eliminates the need for lubrication. The 1941 Principia was offered in pink and white gold, as well as stainless steel, and offered with a variety of strap options for the buyer.

    With an intriguing name, the 1941 Principia was named for the birth year of the founders’ father, and Sir Isaac Newton’s “Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica”, which is appropriate given their desire for excellence in precision timing. The watch is complete with all of its accessories and is an excellent opportunity for fans of independent watchmaking to acquire a Principia no longer in production.



A very fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with salmon dial, guarantee card, and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed

$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $35,560

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