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
267 Antoine Preziuso Unique, Massive and Innovative Tourbillon Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Meteorite Dial, Leather Wallet and Warranty, Reference T21
Estimate: € 30,000 – 60,000
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: N° 01
Movement N°: 02
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Leather Wallet and Warranty
Geneva-born watchmaker of Italian descent, Antoine Preziuso graduated in 1974 at the Geneva Watchmaking School at the top of his class and was immediately recruited by Patek Philippe. In 1981 he founded his own atelier at the age of just 24 and started working on developments for major watch companies and on his own unique timepieces before ultimately launching his own brand in 1990. Astronomy as always been a central point in his whole life since he was a young watchmaker and finally hit upon the idea of contacting a meteorite hunter to see if it was possible to find the right kind of material for use in his own personal art of watchmaking. It was a long and complicated journey to find his desired piece of the sky, but he found it. In 2012 he gave life to a unique piece made in pink gold using his favorite material as a dial: an incredible Tourbillon T21. Although the fundamental conception of the tourbillon is classic, it also provides opportunity for customization, according to the creative inspiration of each watchmaker, and Antoine Preziuso Genève has naturally given it some signature touches. The two body case has wide inclined bezel, curved lugs, transparent back with screws of massive presence ma also light elegance on the wrist. The pink-gold case highlights itself the tourbillon shown on the lower half cut away and, of course, the gray meteorite dial with large luminous numerals at 3, 9, and 12. Winner of not one, but two, awards at the 2015 Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève for his extremely masculine and robust Tourbillon of Tourbillons, Antoine Preziouso is part of those independent watchmaker that has contributed to put on the map the whole industry of independents that has gained in recent years a lot of interest and visibility among collectors.