Shapiro - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII Geneva Friday, November 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Shapiro
    Year: 2022
    Movement No: 04
    Model Name: Infinity
    Material: Tantalum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. UWD, 19 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: J.N. Shapiro Alligator strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Tantalum J.N. Shapiro pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Cased, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by J.N. Shapiro Warranty card dated June 2022 confirming the present timepiece to be part of the Tantalum limited edition.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Joshua Shapiro, with his love for mechanics and watchmaking, needs little to no introduction. Based in California, Shapiro put America back on the watchmaking map with his marvellous creations, all done in a traditional and extremely refined way,

    Based on his already well established collection of elegant, attractive and high-end watches named the Infinity series, in 2021 Shapiro launched the Infinity Tantalum Limited Edition. Very rarely seen in watchmaking given the unique and peculiar properties of tantalum, the alloy is extremely hard to machine yet very soft at the same time. Featuring a contemporarily elegant 40mm diameter case, the timepiece presents itself with a combination of both polished and brushed surfaces. Particularly unique, tantalum presents itself as a darker blue-ish colour that differs from titanium or steel, further giving this Infinity Series a unique and distinctive personality. Interestingly, the Infinity Tantalum Limited Edition could very well be one of the first limited timepieces to showcase tantalum elements (the chapter ring) incorporated into the dial. The dial is made of solid palladium, which displays Shapiro’s three different engine-turned patterns.

    Now discontinued, the Infinity Tantalum Limited Edition was available in three different versions and made in a total of 26 pieces across all dial colours. According to our research, 106 Infinity examples were produced in a wide array of colour and dial configurations, with 33 made in stainless steel and 37 in tantalum, of which 26 where part of the Infinity Tantalum Limited Edition. Offered in excellent condition, the present limited edition Shapiro Infinity numbered 04 represents a fantastic opportunity to own a timepiece from one of the spear heads of the rebirth of American independent horology.


A fine and very attractive tantalum wristwatch with superb hand guilloché dial and warranty card, part of a limited edition of 26 pieces

39mm Diameter
Cased, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF35,560

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII

Geneva Auction 3 - 4 November 2023