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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 20, 2016

LOT 123

GIRARD-PERREGAUX THREE BRIDGE TOURBILLON FOR SEVERIN WUNDERMAN PLATINUM (RECENTLY SERVICED) Girard-Perregaux, No. 11, Ref. 9700. Made especially for Severin Wunderman in circa 2006. Very fine and rare, platinum wristwatch with three gold bridges, visible one-minute tourbillon regulator and an 18K white gold Girard-Perregaux buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box.

Two-body, solid, polished, case back with 7 screws, sapphire crystals. Three 18K pink gold bridges, visible tourbillon regulator under an 18K pink gold bridge at 6, carrying the subsidiary seconds hand. Blued feuille hands. Cal. T3P, rhodium plated, fausses cotes and oeil- de-perdrix decoration, 20 jewels, lateral lever escapement in one-minute tourbillon regulator with A-shaped carriage of the type designed by Ernest Guinand, monometallic balance adjusted to 6 positions, self-compensating Breguet balance spring.

USD 35,000 - 55,000

HKD 270,000 - 430,000 / CHF 35,000 - 55,000

Sold: USD 42,500


Grading System
Grade:

Exceptional

Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: -01

HANDS Original


Notes

Case and movement signed. DIAM. 31 mm. THICKNESS 9 mm. The career of SEVERIN WUNDERMAN (1938-2008) spans over several decades in the luxury watch industry. In the early 1970's, he had his first major break when he launched the fashion-forward GUCCI Timepieces. Yet, his biggest success came in 2000, when he purchased CORUM and set out to elevate the brand into a new stratosphere. He re-energized the product line with a distinct fresh and young appeal: The outrageous Bubble models and the whimsical limited edition timepieces turned around the company into a multi-million dollar success. An avid art collector and philanthropist, in 2005, he was awarded the French Legion of Honor. He continued his lifework as a philanthropist by supporting various foundations and also establishing his own THE SEVERIN WUNDERMAN FAMILY FOUNDATION focusing on medical research of incurable diseases and THE SEVERIN WUNDERMAN COLLECTION OF CHILD SURVIVOR TESTIMONIES FROM THE HOLOCAUST from his experience during his youth.