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FS: Vianney Halter Jump Hour $23,000

June 3 2006 at 12:01 PM
Jay  (Login jasny)
AP Discussion Group

Watch was purchased from Sincere in Singapore 11/8/05. All box and papers present. Aproximately 108 were made.

Goldpfeil, Genève, made by Vianney Halter, "Jumping Hours and Moon Phases", Ref. GPVH. Production of this reference started in 2002. Very fine and highly unusual, rectangular curved, astronomic, center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K white gold gentleman's wristwatch with jump-hour and moon phases and an 18K white gold Goldpfeil buckle.
C. Two-body, reminiscent of a 1930s camera body, solid, polished and brushed with sanded and hand-hammeredsurfaces, gold-screwed bars, transparent case back with 4 screws, sapphire crystals. D. 3 geometrical aperturesfor the jump hours, minutes and the moon phase, blue Arabic numerals and minute track on matte silver. Bluedsteel stylized "arrow" hands for the minutes and moon phases. M. Cal. modified by Vianney Halter, rhodiumplated,"fausses côtes" decoration, 35 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shockabsorber,self-compensating flat balance-spring, 3-spoke riveted rotor.Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 29 x 38 mm. Thickness 11 mm.

Vianney Halter is a member of the prestigious AHCI, or Academie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants in Switzerland and has also created his own company, Janvier SA. His version of the Goldpfeil watch was entirely developed by himself and is equipped with his self-winding mechanism. The moon phase of this watch is one of the most precise ever created. There are 2 systems in general use today; the most common one has a one-day error margin over a period of approximately 2 1/2 years, the other one ,used only by a few high-end brands has an error margin of one day every 122 years. Both systems are adjusted once every 24 hours. The gear train developed by Halter, and used exclusively in this watch, readjusts itself every 6 hours for an even greater accuracy of one day every 139 years. (Text from Antiquorum)

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  • Price Reduction $21,250 nt - Jay on Jun 12, 2006, 8:53 PM