Exclusive Timepieces 23 –⁠ 24 April 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.

Session I
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Session II
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Session III
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273

90 Girard Perregaux Unique N 1, Split Seconds, Minute Repeater, Tourbillon, Automatic Wristwatch in Gold Made for Ferrari, With Box and Certificate of Origin

Estimate: € 60,000 –⁠ 120,000

Lot Description

Model: Minute Repeater Split Second Chronograph Tourbillon
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1999
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 9898
Case N°: N° 1
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Papers

In the ’90s, a fruitful and limited collaboration between Girard Perregaux and Ferrari led to the creation of some particular specimens, most of them with chronograph complications while one, the present lot, with the ultra-rare combination of split seconds and minute repeaters. With a sporty yet elegant look, the lot here offered has a three-body case, manufactured in yellow gold with curved lugs and sloped bezel, all preserved in remarkable conditions. The crystal back shows the complex tourbillon movement 9898 while on the border is the engravings and the N° 1. The split-second complication was extensively used on race tracks as it allows the wearer to register both the overall duration of a race as well as its individual laps. If this wasn’t enough, has been added to the charm of the minute repetition on two gongs, activated by a slide on the case band. The dial has a silvered surface with applied very rare and appreciated Breguet numbers, two subsidiary dials and the Ferrari logo. It is important to underline that this very logo is unusually located at 12 o’clock to further highlight the importance that Girard Perregaux gave to Ferrari, drawing attention to the automaker’s logo rather than its own. Furthermore, this watch is sold with its original box and Certificat d’Authenticité confirming the year of production of this incredibly rare, complicated and prestigious watch, probably the most complex ever produced by the Maison.