A fine and rare limited edition platinum wristwatch with minute repeater, perpetual calendar with moonphase display

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: RGM Watch Co.
    Year: Circa 1998
    Reference No: 103R
    Movement No: Movement stamped with limited edition number 4/10
    Case No: 316 limited edition 4/10
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, Christophe Claret ebauche, 30 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum RGM pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by fitted box, Certificate of Authenticity, setting pin, service papers dated April 2019, instructions and hang tag

  • Catalogue Essay

    "RGM" are the initials of Ronald G. Murphey, an independent American watchmaker who founded his brand in 1992. With his reputation leading him to make custom pieces for an international clientele, he has produced one of the rare watches from our Independents’ Atelier not made in Switzerland.

    There is a certain influence of Abraham Louis Breguet in the present perpetual calendar minute repeater with its guilloché dial, coin edge case and…Breguet hands.

    Made in the late 1990s as a limited edition of only 10 pieces, the watch boasts a classic 38mm case and houses a highly complex movement based on an ébauche by another famed watchmaker, Christophe Claret. Even though the case is in platinum, which is a metal known to dampen the sound of the chimes, the latter here are crisp, resonant and perfectly balanced.

    The present timepiece, from one of the very rare independent American watchmakers working from the US is an incredible opportunity and a great value proposition to obtain a perpetual calendar minute repeater in platinum and a hand guilloché dial.

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Ref. 103R
A fine and rare limited edition platinum wristwatch with minute repeater, perpetual calendar with moonphase display

Circa 1998
38mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 30,000 
€18,300-27,400
$20,000-30,100

Place Advance Bid
Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East
+ 41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019