Exclusive Timepieces 20 –⁠ 21 April 2024 | Monaco

Auction Details

Auction sessions:

  • Session I – Saturday, 20 April, 2:30 PM – Lots 1 to 101
  • Session II – Sunday, 21 April, 10:30 AM – Lots 102 to 178
  • Session III – Sunday, 21 April, 2:30 PM – Lots 179 to 278

Auction preview:

Hôtel Mandarin Oriental
Monday 8 April, 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Tuesday 9 April, 10 AM to 6:30 PM
Wednesday 10 April, 10 AM to 2:00 PM

Hôtel Méridien Beach Plaza
Thursday 18 April, 11 AM to 8 PM
Friday 19 April, 10:30 AM to 8 PM
Saturday 20 April, 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Absentee bid closing:

Saturday, 20 April, 12:00 PM CEST

Live auction opening:

Saturday, 20 April, 2:30 PM CEST

170 Daniel Roth Fine and Elegant, Classic, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Guillochè Dial, With Box, Reference 207J

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Model: Classic Seconds at Six
Reference: 207J
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1990's
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1918
Case N°: N° 54
Dimensions: 30 x 34 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
Accessories: Box

Daniel Roth, one of the earliest pioneers in 20th-century independent watchmaking, is gaining newfound admiration for his attractive and innovative timepieces. Recently, the market for Roth’s watches has experienced a surge in interest, capturing the attention of passionate collectors. The “Classic” timepiece presented here, part of Roth’s late 1990s production, exemplifies the visionary craftsmanship that defined his career. Housed in a solid 18 ct gold “double ellipse” case, powered by the self-winding calibre 1918, it bears the serial number 54. The meticulously shaped case, with its stepped rounded bezel and elegant lugs, boasts a refined size of 30 mm. The hand-engine-turned dial showcases an anthracite “pinstripe guilloché” decoration, a testament to Roth’s meticulous attention to detail. The layout features a constant seconds counter at 6 o’clock, complemented by flame-blued hands with polished arrowheads and a seconds counterpoise, all in the distinguished Daniels pattern. This “Classic” model definitely encapsulates Roth’s signature style. In the realm of independent watchmaking, Daniel Roth’s name stands tall alongside luminaries like Dufour, Journe, Andersen and Daniels, transcending the industrialized horology of their era. The year 2000 marked a significant turning point when Roth’s legacy continued under the ownership of Bulgari. In 2011 the brand was acquired by group LVMH and in 2023, they announced a revival of Daniel Roth, clarifying that no more than “a few hundred watches a year” will be produced under the Daniel Roth name making it again as a top-level brand. This particular example is a distinctive piece from the limited production during the brief period when Roth remained at the helm, realizing his original vision. A rare gem for collectors seeking a piece of independent horological history.

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