Urban Jürgensen - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII Geneva Friday, November 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Urban Jürgensen
    Year: 2004
    Movement No: 80'671
    Model Name: Ref 8
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Urban Jürgensen buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Urban Jürgensen Certificate of Origin dated July 2004, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • 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.

    Cased in platinum and consigned by the original Japanese owner, the present watch perfectly encapsulates Urban Jürgensen's design philosophy. An early example made in the 1990s, it most notably displays a 37mm platinum case with 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 dial is a work of beauty, being decorated with a guilloché finish, made by hand. The numerals are made with blue enamel, and the contrasting patterns are delicate and a sight to behold. This version does not have the date at 6 o'clock - a detail which is particularly sought after by retailer.

    Offered with its original certificate and presentation box, the present watch represents the dream of independent watchmaking, made under the leadership of the horological greats: Derek Pratt, Kari Voutilainen and Peter Baumberger, reflecting a bygone era and produced during one of the most productive moments in the history of independent watchmaking.


An extremely well-preserved, rare and early platinum wristwatch with guilloché dial, original certificate and presentation box

37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for CHF40,640

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII

Geneva Auction 3 - 4 November 2023