To be auctioned at CHRISTIE'S in Geneva
SATURDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2021, 2PM (GENEVA TIME)
ANDERSEN Genève is honoured to participate for the fourth time to ONLYWATCH.
In manufacturing and offering for auction an exclusive timepiece, ANDERSEN Genève is supporting an incredibly worthy cause with 100% of the hammer price donated to research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
ANDERSEN Genève, in partnership with Edward Sexton, one of the world’s finest London tailors, presents a “Unique Piece” that is classical, philosophical, and full of elegance: The “Quotidiana”
Founded in 1980, ANDERSEN Genève is renowned for its ingenuity and craftsmanship, often working on a bespoke basis for collectors worldwide. Edward Sexton, a legendary figure on Savile Row since 1969, continues to make garments of unprecedented quality, defined by beautiful handcraft and his trademark twist of English eccentricity.
These masters in their fields have combined to create a watch of rare charm and character. Beneath Sexton’s needle-and-thread signature at 12 o’clock is a disc of 21ct BlueGold, displaying the days of the week in constant motion. You are invited to delight in the present as the days pass by in real time, on a timepiece exhibiting the supreme artistry and elegance central to the work of these celebrated ateliers.
This timepiece combines a unique collaborative vision with the skills of artisan case-makers, watchmakers, hand engravers and guilloché masters.
Movement: Frédéric Piguet 11.50 double barrel automatic movement, with 18ct yellow gold rotor decorated with “gran d’orge” (barley grain) hand guilloché pattern.
Technical Data: 3Hz (21,600 A/h), 28 jewels, with 72 hours power reserve. Dates and days mechanisms developed and manufactured in the ANDERSEN Genève Atelier.
Case: Bi-colour red and white gold case with flutes (or cannelures), manufactured by traditional means (without CNC machining). Two double-sided anti-reflective sapphire glasses. Hand engraved 18ct red gold case-back.
Diameter : 40.0mm Height: 9.0mm Width between the lugs: 21.0mm
Dial: White gold “Losanges Magiques” (magic lozenge) hand guilloché dial with two windows. One window at 12 o’clock to display days of the week, Dimanche, Montag, Tuesday, Mercoledi, Jueves, Joum'a, Shabbat. The other at six o’clock to display the date. “A” shaped ANDERSEN Genève hands in red gold.
Strap: Hand-stitched leather strap with red gold buckle.
Besides the timepiece itself, the winning bidder will also be offered a “made-to-measure” suit, made in London by Edward Sexton. Also included is the opportunity to visit both ateliers. Firstly at Edward Sexton in London, he will choose materials, colours, buttons etc to be used in his made-to-measure suit. Secondly, at the atelier of ANDERSEN Genève in the heart of Geneva, he will discover how his timepiece was created and assembled.
ONLYWATCH is organised by the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy). The Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies was created in 2001 by parents of children suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, who decided to support progress in scientific and medical research.
It is a biennial charity auction of unique timepieces created by the finest brands united for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Each watchmaker donates a one-off timepiece specifically made for Only Watch.
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Prior to the auction, a promotional world tour will allow collectors to discover ANDERSEN Genève, along with fifty other exclusive timepieces.
The following exhibition stopovers are scheduled between the 22 September and the 6 November.
MONACO: 22-25 SEPTEMBER
DUBAI: 30 SEPTEMBER -3 OCTOBER
TOKYO: 8-10 OCTOBER
SINGAPORE: 15-20 OCTOBER
HONG KONG: 25-27 OCTOBER
MACAO: 28 OCTOBER
Please contact us to receive detailed information and invitations at the stopovers of your choice.
ONLY WATCH 2019
The timepiece created is the first ever “Montre à Tact”, without a time window on the dial. It discreetly reveals the time with the help of a reading time window between the lugs.
Among the elegant Parisian society of the late 18th century it was considered impolite to consult one’s watch when in company. In 1795, this formal etiquette inspired Abraham Louis Breguet to invent a pocket watch that read the time by feeling the exposed hour hand and hour markers on the case. ANDERSEN Genève revived this concept through a unique wristwatch called “Montre à Tact”. It discreetly reveals the time with the help of one reading time window; a disc turning aperture between the lugs. The Collector can discreetly read the time without the need to turn the wrist to reveal the dial.
No hands disturb the Artwork that features on the full surface of the timepiece displaying a scene of Geneva at sunset. It is mounted on a 0.4mm two-tone mother of pearl plate with four elements hand engraved by a brilliant artist:
Mont Blanc Mountain in red gold
Lake side and “Salève” Mountain in 21ct blue gold
“Belle Époque” boat in white gold
Geneva “Jet d’Eau” in Mammoth horn
Fine attention to detail in all aspects can be admired.
Every component of this timepiece has been created and crafted in Geneva with the collaboration of local Artists; the union of experienced case makers, watchmakers, hand engravers, combined with a dial maker and jeweler from Geneva having more than 30 years of know-how in their respective fields.
This timepiece is the union of experienced case makers, watchmakers, hand engravers, jewellers having more than 30 years of know-how in their respective fields.
It is 100% Geneva made!
Movement: High quality automatic movement upgraded by Andersen Genève with a time-window module developed and assembled in the ANDERSEN Genève Atelier.
Technical Data: 3Hz (21,600 A/h), 21 jewels, with 40 hours power reserve.
Case: 18 ct white gold case with flutes (cannelures in French) manufactured the traditional way (without a CNC machine). Anti-reflect sapphire glass. Window between the lugs to read time. A crown is applied on the back of the case to set the time (Patented System). Hand engraved case back.
Diameter 42.0 mm Height: 9.8mm Width between the lugs: 20.0mm
Dial: First ever dial made without a time window. Two-tone mother of pearl plate with four elements hand engraved by the brilliant artist Kees Engelbarth. Sea side and “Salève” Mountain in 21ct blue gold, Mont Blanc Mountain in red gold, “Belle Époque” boat in white gold and a Geneva fountain in Mammoth horn.