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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 45

ALAIN SILBERSTEIN - UNIQUE SAPPHIRE CRYSTAL CASED SKELETONIZED TOURBILLON WATCH Alain Silberstein, "Piece Unique", No. 10. Made as one of a series of 10 unique pieces in 1994. Very fine and unique, sapphire crystal skeletonized wristwatch with one-minute tourbillion and a stainless steel Alain Silberstein buckle.

Two-body, circular, solid sapphire crystal case with screw-down back, triangular-shaped frosted crystal crown, straight cylindrical stainless steel lugs. Skeletonized matte gilt chapter ring. Matte gilt luminous Silberstein hands Cal. LWO 8701, fully skeletonized with matte gray plates engraved Le Vrai Bonheur Est D'Avoir Sa Passion Pour Metier (True happiness is to have one's passion as a profession), lateral lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, polished steel one-minute tourbillon carriage with S-shaped bridge. Case signed, movement numbered.

CHF 40,000 - 60,000

HKD 350,000 - 531,000 / USD 46,000 - 68,500

Sold: CHF 50,000

Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


DIAM. 38 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. The present watch is part of a series of 10 watches presented at the Basle Fair in 1994, each is a unique piece having specific finish and colour, it is the first watch fitted with a sapphire crystal case consisting of only two pieces.