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Geneva, Nov 14, 2009

LOT 115

Pièce Unique Schwarz Etienne, 1902, "Tourbillon Millenium", No. 1/1. Made in May 2008. Very fine and rare, oversized, water resistant, skeletonized and hand-engraved, 18K white gold wristwatch with visible one-minute tourbillon regulator with an 18K white gold Schwarz Etienne deployant clasp. Accompanied by a fitted box and certificate.

CHF 50,000 - 70,000

USD 50,000 - 70,000 / EUR 35,000 - 47,000

Sold: CHF 120,000

C. Three-body, solid, polished, straight lugs, screwed bars, flat bezel, transparent case back with 7 screws, sapphire crystals. D. Transparent, at 6 the visible tourbillon cage under a steel bridge bearing a 3-spoke steel seconds hand for the seconds sector. Blackened gold Breguet hands. M. Cal. 14.5''', fausses cotes decoration, lateral lever escapement with tourbillon regulator and polished steel cage with 2 equidistant arms, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 44 mm. Thickness 11 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1

As new

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Before becoming a watch brand, Schwarz Etienne was a watch and movement manufacturer for almost a century. The brand?s ethic is ?respect and responsibility? and defines itself as a brand making ?artisanal luxury watches? as opposed to brands that make ?industrial luxury watches?. Unique pieces are made for collectors and there are very limited series of each other reference.