It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288
127 Schwarz Etienne Exclusive and Very Rare Ode à la Semaine—Jeudì Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference WCF20TJTHWG01AA, With Orange Aventurine Dial
Estimate: € 20,000 – 40,000
Model: Ode à la Semaine - Jeudì
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 43 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, haute horlogerie brand Schwarz Etienne was established in 1902. Since then, it has been driven only by the desire to innovate, through its creations, its manufacture movements and its pioneering components. Its watch range is constantly evolving, giving reign to a boundless creativity, peppered with originality and a pinch of madness thrown to the winds of inspiration that blow from the Neuchâtel Mountains. After having launched three new movements in 2013, was launched a new series which took name Ode à la Semaine. This is an outstanding case with seven exclusive timepieces, representative of the finest Swiss watchmaking expertise. Seven manual Tourbillon Schwarz Etienne (TSE) movements, each distinct and unique, featuring retrograde minute and jumping hour hands. Seven watches, each dedicated to a day of the week. And each day makes reference to a planet in the solar system, hence the name. Each dial contains a different stone, encasing a painting of its star, from Jupiter to Venus, together with a reproduction of Earth. The miniature dial paintings are entirely made by hand by André Martinez, a craftsman from Le Locle, and capture the watchmaker’s thoroughness and precision. The cases are in pink or white gold, according to the colour corresponding to the star represented. The stones in the pieces in the centre of the dial were chosen to evoke the texture and shade of the planets in our universe, in a sober, delicate combination of materials and colours. The lot here offered is the “Jeudì”, realized in white gold with orange aventurine dial, an absolute beauty for both aesthetic and technical quality.