Romain Gauthier - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Romain Gauthier
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: MON00027
    Movement No: No. 10/10
    Model Name: Prestige HMS Stainless Steel
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 2206 HMS, 22 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Romain Gauthier pin buckle
    Dimensions: 43mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by a Romain Gauthier presentation box, polish cloth, photo identity card and original Romain Gauthier strap.

  • 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.

    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 (hours, minutes, seconds), an upgraded version featuring subsidiary seconds.

    In 2019, Gauthier released an exclusive limited edition of ten pieces in stainless steel fitted with a striking meteorite dial, having never before cased any watches in series in stainless steel. The choice of meteorite was a particularly poignant one, as Gauthier’s father was a rock and mineral collector, and this passion was a visceral part of his childhood. The meteorite was sourced from the Henbury meteorite discovered in 1931 in Australia, noted for its particularly bold Widmanstätten pattern.

    The present example is the same watch used in press photographs and the brand’s official press release from 2019. Each piece of meteorite refracts and shimmers in its own unique way. Incorporating the beautiful movement finishing Romain Gauthier is celebrated for, with hand-chamfered and hand-polished bridges and countersinks, hand-frosted mainplate, and straight-grained bridges treated with black NAC.


Ref. MON00027
An avant-garde and exceptionally interesting stainless steel limited edition wristwatch with meteorite dial, card, and presentation box, number 10 of 10 examples

Circa 2019
43mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

$15,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $48,260

Contact Specialist

Paul Boutros
Deputy Chairman, Watches, Head of Watches, Americas
+1 (212) 940-1293

Isabella Proia
Head of Sale, New York
+1 (212) 940 1285

The New York Watch Auction: X

New York Auction 8 - 9 June 2024