Vianney Halter and Goldpfeil - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Vianney Halter and Goldpfeil
    Year: Circa 2001
    Case No: 11'217
    Model Name: GPVH
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. GUB 60, 35 jewels
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Length and 29mm Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Goldpfeil GPVH is the result of an ambitious project executed by the German luxury house that called upon seven members of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants (AHCI) to each produce a limited series of wristwatches that would make a statement in the world of horology in celebration of the new millennium. Among these seven masters (Sven Andersen, Martin Frei with Thomas and Felix Baumgarter, Vincent Calabrese, Vianney Halter, Frank Jutzi, Bernhard Lederer and Antoine Preziuso), the watchmaker who realised the present timepiece is none other than Vianney Halter, best known for his work behind the Antiqua and with Harry Winston for the Opus 3.

    Inspired by vintage rangefinder cameras with their fitted leather Goldpfeil cases, time is expressed through the three sub-dials: minutes (the blue "Goldpfeil" arrow) and running seconds, jump hours in the window on the left corner, and a moon phase illustrated by stylized glyphs around the subdial. Given each piece of the present model required a tremendous amount of time and expertise to perfect, Halter’s creation was the most expensive of the seven watches. The front of the white gold case is covered with hundreds of hand-hammered micro dimples, intended to mirror the appearance of a leather protector on antique cameras. The complex crown is fashioned according to a camera’s winding knob, while the unique white gold buckle for the strap takes its cues from the loading mechanism for film rolls. The self-winding movement within is also developed in-house by Halter. Most notably, the moon phase is one of the most accurate ever installed in a wristwatch, deviating by a day in 139 years, compared to the 122 years of the typical moon phase in a high-end wristwatch.

    According to the master watchmaker himself, this series of Goldpfeil GPVH watches is a limited edition of 108 pieces, along with an additional unique gem-set variant that was created to raise funds for charity. Presented in excellent overall condition, this will be a fantastic addition to any collection, especially for collectors who appreciate the work of some of the most coveted watchmakers and their unique approach to horology.


A very fine, unusual and rare white gold rectangular-shaped wristwatch with center seconds, jumping hours and moon phases

Circa 2001
40mm Length and 29mm Width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF12,000 - 24,000 

Sold for CHF25,400

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024