Urban Jürgensen - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVII Geneva Saturday, May 13, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Urban Jürgensen
    Year: 2017
    Movement No: 80'257
    Model Name: Big 8
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. FP1160, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Hermes Barenia leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Urban Jürgensen pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Urban Jürgensen Certificate of Authenticity dated December 22, 2017, product literature, presentation box and outer packaging.
    Literature: The Jürgensen Dynasty: Four Centuries of Watchmaking in Two Countries by John M.R. Knudsen.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since its acquisition in 1985 by Peter Baumberger and subsequent rebirth in the 1990s under the technical supervision of Derek Pratt and Kari Voutilainen, Urban Jürgensen has always maintained an immediately recognizable visual language with its elegant slim stepped cases, tear drop lugs, lavish guilloché dials and elaborate hands. Today, Kari Voutilainen himself is at the helm of the brand as its CEO after a change in ownership of the brand in 2021.

    The present watch, a Big 8 is offered as a full set and perfectly encapsulates Urban Jürgensen's design philosophy with its immediately-recognizable teardrop lugs and a convex bezel. Finished to perfection, the case has been made in the "traditional" way, meaning that each component has been hand polished and made without the overuse of modern technology. The stainless steel case adds a sporty and modern edge to the timepiece.

    The dial is a work of beauty, being decorated with a guilloché finish, made by hand. The numerals are made with enamel, and the contrasting patterns are delicate and a sight to behold.

    The sheer amount of detail and care that have gone into the creation of this piece is quite incredible and the Big 8 presents an enormous quality of watchmaking.


A very elegant and refined stainless steel wristwatch with guilloché dial, date, certificate of authenticity and presentation box

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for CHF36,830

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVII

Geneva Auction 13 - 14 May 2023