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  • Manufacturer: Romain Gauthier
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: MON00305
    Case No: Numbered 1 of 10
    Model Name: Insight Micro-Rotor Squelette
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, 33 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold
    Dimensions: 39.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, clasp, and movement signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by original box, warranty, product literature and polish cloth.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Romain Gauthier began his professional life as a micro-mechanical engineer, but he could not deny that watchmaking was in his blood, as both of his parents had worked for manufactures such as Audemars Piguet, Lemania, and Dubois Dépraz. He launched his watch brand in 2005 with the Prestige HM, which was well-received by collectors, largely due to the exquisite movement finishing incorporating brushed and grained finishes with sharply hand-beveled edges. Indeed, no less a personage than Philippe Dufour himself inspired Gauthier not only to establish his own brand rather than a single timepiece, but encourage to push the envelope of craftsmanship.

    Released in 2020, this updated version of Romain Gauthier’s Micro-Rotor Insight is laboriously and lavishly hand-finished to the finest degree – on both the dial and movement sides. An open-worked dial allows the wearer to see each meticulously crafted bevel of the titanium bridges and mainplate, with the hours and subsidiary seconds displayed on two oven-fired blue enamel discs suspended above the mechanics of the watch. Crafted in a 39.5mm platinum case, the Micro-Rotor Insight Squelette marries a painstaking commitment to technological perfection with design elements emblematic of traditional haute horologie.

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Ref. MON00305
A very fine limited edition platinum wristwatch with partially skeletonized dial

Circa 2020
39.5mm diameter
Case, dial, clasp, and movement signed.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 
CHF18,300-27,500
€17,200-25,800
HK$155,000-233,000

Sold for $69,300

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New York Auction 12 December 2020