Beat Haldiman. An extremely fine platinum precision wristwatch with central flying tourbillonH1, No. 19, completed 2005
Lot 158
Beat Haldimann. An extremely fine platinum precision wristwatch with central flying tourbillonH1, No. 19, completed 2005
Sold for US$ 68,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
Beat Haldiman. An extremely fine platinum precision wristwatch with central flying tourbillonH1, No. 19, completed 2005 Beat Haldiman. An extremely fine platinum precision wristwatch with central flying tourbillonH1, No. 19, completed 2005
Lot Details
Beat Haldimann. An extremely fine platinum precision wristwatch with central flying tourbillon
H1, No. 19, completed 2005
32-jewel Cal. H-ZEN-A manual winding movement, right angle lever escapement with shock resistant suspension to monometallic balance, overcoiled spring, finely finished three arm 1 – minute tourbillon carriage at the center of the black dial engraved with roman numerals, central hour and minute rings with polished Breguet pointers, polished cylindrical case with convex bezel glazed with sapphire, similarly glazed transparent back secured by six screws, maker's leather strap and buckle, accompanied by display box with protective packaging, guarantee certificate, case, dial and movement signed. 39mm

Footnotes

  • Introduced at the 2002 Basel Fair, the HI tourbillon wristwatch embodies the belief of its creator, Beat Haldimann that Horology is an art. His atelier, located in Thun, Switzerland produces individually crafted watches and clocks to order without the use of automated machinery. Haldimann sees himself upholding the tradition of innovation and craftsmanship that characterized the work of the pioneers of precision time keeping such as Harrison, Breguet or Janvier.

    The challenge in designing the first H1 was crafting a highly finished tourbillon of sufficient size to be effective while keeping the overall dimensions of the watch to a modest size. In addition, choosing to locate the carriage in the center of the movement precluded the use of standard calibers or conventional motion work. The result is a unique watch entirely of Haldimann's own design and manufacture.

    A detail of the tourbillon carriage is illustrated on the back cover.
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