View 1 of Lot 2293. PHILIPPE DUFOUR | SIMPLICITY  A WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 2011 " | Simplicity 白金腕錶,機芯編號167,2011年製".
View 1 of Lot 2293. PHILIPPE DUFOUR | SIMPLICITY  A WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 2011 " | Simplicity 白金腕錶,機芯編號167,2011年製".
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PHILIPPE DUFOUR | SIMPLICITY A WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 2011 " | Simplicity 白金腕錶,機芯編號167,2011年製"

Estimate:

1,600,000 - 2,400,000 HKD

PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT SOUTHEAST ASIAN COLLECTOR

PHILIPPE DUFOUR | SIMPLICITY A WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 2011 " | Simplicity 白金腕錶,機芯編號167,2011年製"

PHILIPPE DUFOUR | SIMPLICITY A WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 2011 " | Simplicity 白金腕錶,機芯編號167,2011年製"

Estimate:

1,600,000 - 2,400,000 HKD

Lot sold:

2,250,000

HKD

PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT SOUTHEAST ASIAN COLLECTOR

PHILIPPE DUFOUR


SIMPLICITY

A WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH, MADE IN 2011

Simplicity

白金腕錶,機芯編號167,2011年製

附帶證書及盒子


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 11 mechanical, 21 jewels

Movement number: 167

Case: platinum, snap on sapphire crystal display back

Closure: black Philippe Dufour alligator strap and 18k white gold buckle

Size: 34 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Accessories: Philippe Dufour Certificate of Origin and presentation box

A legend among the world of horology and arguably the greatest living watchmaker, Philippe Dufour has achieved many remarkable accomplishments in his career. As the first person in history to successfully incorporate a Grande Sonnerie to a wristwatch, as well as design a movement which consists of two balance wheels for greater precision, his knowledge in watch making has undoubtably enthralled all his peers and collectors.


Unlike most of his colleagues in the industry, Dufour insists on creating watches with only his hands and not relying on any modern technology such as the CNC machines used for mass production. In order to do so, it would require him to often use tools that would date back to the 1930s. As a result of his determination, Dufour’s production number is alarmingly limited and would only produce between 15 to 18 watches per year.


While the Grand Sonnerie and Duality are the two watches that gave Dufour the recognition as the greatest living watchmaker, it is the Simplicity that will be his true legacy.


The present watch is a Simplicity model with a case diameter of 34 mm, a true classic size. Although at first glance, the watch may seem minimalist, it is an ultimate expression of traditional Swiss watchmaking. Unlike most watches where the value is determined by materials and complications utilized, the Simplicity is known for its unprecedented finishing of the movement and the case.


A classic watch that speaks to the sophisticated, the Simplicity is one watch which many collectors would consider as a holy grail and would dream to obtain.