Urban Jürgensen - The Geneva Watch Auction: XII Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Urban Jürgensen
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: Reference 3
    Movement No: 5025
    Case No: 010
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. FP 71, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Urban Jürgensen deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Urban Jurgensen fitted box, Certificate of Origin and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    A student of Breguet, Houriet and Arnold, Urban Jürgensen was considered as one of the greatest watchmakers of the 19th century and his style can be found in the watches bearing his name today.

    In the late 1990s – when the Reference 3 was introduced - Urban Jurgensen – was a power house of technical talent with Derek Pratt and Kari Voutilainen involved in the development and creation of the collections.

    Subtle yet important details add up to make the present timepiece a must have for the savvy collector. The hand guilloché dial requires up to 700 different operations and 2 full days to complete, the satin outer track with Roman numerals and simple minute divisions frames the clean guilloché center. The indication for day, date, month and moon phases are symmetrically placed: the windows for day and month horizontally; the subdials for moon phases and date vertically. The tear drop lugs have been individually forged, heat treated, hand polished and individually soldered onto the watch case in a way which makes the soldering line invisible to the naked eye. The moon disc is also made by hand, it is crafted from mirror polished blued steel, in which the stars are manually inlaid in gold and two solid 18 karat gold, mirror polished moons are fitted.

    The movement powering this masterpiece is a superbly finished extra slim automatic caliber with a 21k yellow gold guilloché rotor. The present Reference 3 also features a power reserve indicator stylishly placed beneath the moonphase display.

    Offered in excellent condition with box, Certificate of Origin, the present lot is an incredible value proposition for the collector in search of a rare timepiece featuring a superbly executed high complication with refined aesthetics.


Ref. Reference 3
An very attractive and rare platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with moonphases and power reserve with presentation box and certificate

Circa 2000
38mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF37,800

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020