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12/14/21
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Lot #1229

Daniel Roth Double Dial Tourbillon C187

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Introduction

Founded in 1989, Daniel Roth is long-established as one of the early entrants in the independent watchmaking space, which has since ballooned in popularity with brands like Urwerk, MB&F, and Richard Mille launching from the very foundations that Daniel Roth laid. With their distinctive styling, fresh take on design, and technical prowess, the indie watchmaker quickly rose to fame. An emblematic example of their watchmaking guile, this extremely rare stainless steel tourbillon was released in 1994 for the Singapore-based retailer The Hour Glass after they saved Daniel Roth from the verge of bankruptcy following the downfall of their previous owners, Chaumet, in 1992. A stunningly beautiful watch that symbolizes Daniel Roth’s craftsmanship and technical prowess like none other, this incredible tourbillon-touting timepiece also features a triple-handed tourbillon cage with hands of varying lengths that sweep over 20-second scales as the tourbillon rotates. Paired with this vastly complex feature is a stunning two-tone grey dial with vertical pinstripe guilloche engraving and concentric satin finish along the chapter rings, which combine with the stainless steel ellipsocurvex case to create a wonderful monochromatic aesthetic that is just sublime.

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Grade

M 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$20,000 – $40,000

The Details

Brand

Daniel Roth

Dimensions

35mm x 40mm x 11mm

Model

Double Dial Tourbillon

Movement

Cal. DR 307

Reference

C187

Bracelet

Leather strap

Year

Circa 1994

Condition

Very Good

Material

Stainless Steel

Included

Watch Only

Dial Color

Grey

THE DIAL

Fitted with a stunning two-tone grey dial, this extremely rare stainless steel variant is denoted by the vertical pinstripe guilloche engraving found along the edges of the dial and surrounding the central hand stack.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Fitting snug on the wrist thanks to its comfortable proportions, this incredibly rare timepiece offers a unique wearing experience due to its ellipsocurvex shape without the need to sacrifice wearability.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in excellent condition. Case has very light hairline scratches. Strap and buckle are original to the watch.

Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, an alternative leather strap to the existing exotic version, shall be provided.

Our Perspective

An intriguing piece of Daniel Roth's heritage, and the overarching independent watchmaking industry during its dawn in the 90s, this is an important watch that is just as rare as it is complex, beautiful, and historic.

Eric Ku

Co-founder