One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
126 Parmigiani Fleurier Unique, Ultra Innovative and Exceptional, Bugatti Type 370, Wristwatch in White Gold, With 28 Baguette Diamonds and 10 Days Power Reserve
Estimate: € 60,000 – 120,000
Sold € 74,100
Model: Bugatti Type 370
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Caliber: PF 370
Case N°: 23706, N° 1/1
Movement N°: 058323
Dimensions: 32 × 52.5 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Introduced in 2005, the Parmigiani Bugatti Type 370 featured a surprising and original cylindrical movement. Introduced as a revolutionary advancement in watchmaking, the movement used a lateral, rather than vertical, bridge formation allowing for a larger barrel and 10-day power reserve. Everything inside and outside these examples was designed to ensure that the partnership with Bugatti is subtly expressed, sometimes even on components that are invisible to the naked eye. Unlike anything seen previously, both in mechanics and aesthetics the movement can be viewed while the watch is worn creating a functional work of art for your wrist. The Bugatti Type 370 was inspired by the world’s fastest road car of the same name and can be considered the ultimate driver’s watch. Manufactured in white gold with a rectangular curved shape and a movement constructed in order to remind of an automotive engine encased in an oval-shaped cylinder, it is possible to admire it thanks to the transparent top, sides and back. This unique piece was requested in person to Mr. Parmigiani and embellished using 28 baguette diamonds of IF-VVS quality, making the present lot an outstanding object both interns of technical and aesthetic innovation.