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

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  • Manufacturer: Romain Gauthier
    Year: Circa 2015
    Model Name: Prestige HMS Piece Unique Independence Edition
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2206 HMS, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Romain Gauthier pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Romain Gauthier guarantee, product literature, cloth, CD, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Born in 1975 right in the center of Swiss watchmaking hub, Vallée de Joux, Romain Gauthier’s route to watchmaking was not as destined as many would think. Developing an early passion for music and sound equipment, Gauthier entered a technical college with the hopes of creating some of the world’s leading sound equipment. Mastering and specializing in precision mechanics during his education, Gauthier lands his first job as a machine programmer-operator at a horological component manufacturing company in 1998. Reflecting to his deep roots being from Vallée de Joux, Romain Gauthier finally embarked his journey to create his own watch and his own brand in 2005 after being inspired by horological great, Mr. Philippe Dufour.

    After the establishment of his company, Gauthier presented his first movement, cal. 2206HMS, which would be incorporated into the brand’s very first wristwatch, Prestige HM from the Heritage collection, featuring Gauthier’s signature “back-winding” crown. In 2010, the firm released the Prestige HMS, an upgraded version of the very first timepiece featuring an additional small seconds complication, a semi-skeletonised dial with a contemporary appeal.

    The present example Romain Gauthier in pink gold features a wonderfully executed dial layout consisting of circles and arcs to generate the perfect symphony and aesthetical pleasure. Impressive and finished to high standards of Swiss watchmaking, the present example is a piece unique example made especially for Hong Kong-based retailer, Independence.

PROPERTY FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Σ926

A fine, attractive and unique pink gold semi-skeletonized wristwatch with small seconds, guarantee and presentation box, made for Independence

Circa 2015
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€15,700-26,100
$15,400-25,600

Sold for HK$529,200

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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