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Connoisseur Roundtable

Edward Faber

EDWARD S. FABER

Edward Faber is the author of American Wristwatches: Five Decades of Style and Design, now in its third printing and the definitive text on collecting American vintage watches. He founded Aaron Faber Gallery in 1974... (continued)

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MICHAEL FRIEDMAN

Michael Friedman’s career in watches and clocks began in 1996 at the Willard House & Clock Museum where he held the position of Assistant Curator and also apprenticed to conservator David Gow... (continued)

 

GARY GIRDVAINIS - MODERATOR

Gary Girdvainis' two decades as Editor-In-Chief of the watch industry’s most revered publication gave him an insider perch to deeply explore the heartbeat of many legendary watch brands...(continued)

 

Osvaldo Patrizzi

OSVALDO PATRIZZI

Osvaldo Patrizzi began his career in watches at thirteen when he worked for a watch and clock restorer in Milan. Sixteen years later, in 1974, he established an auction house devoted to watches, clocks, and objects of vertu... (continued)

 

Alexis Sarkissian

ALEXIS SARKISSIAN

Alexis Sarkissian began his upward trek in the world of fine Swiss luxury timepieces as Marketing Studies Manager at Piaget International in 1991... (continued)

  • Patek Philippe Ref 959Patek Philippe
  • Patek PhilippePatek Philippe Ref. 5970G 18K white gold Patek Philippe Ref. 5970G, circa 2006, is a superb perpetual calendar wristwatch from Patek Philippe. The 40mm white gold square button water-resistant moonphase chronograph has curved and fluted lugs, a transparent screwed-down case back, and sapphire crystals. The dial is matte silver with applied oxydized white gold faceted bâton indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds and the 24 hours, the 30-minute register and the leap year, graduation for the days of the month, minute/ seconds track, concentric tachometer scale, outer 1/5th seconds scale, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases, with oxidized white gold leaf-shape hands.The movement is caliber 27-70Q, 24 jewels, with selfcompensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring. Accompanied by original box, papers, pusher and second case back and warrantied by Aaron Faber for 18 months.
  • BreguetBreguet Minute Repeater 18K yellow gold minute repeating Breguet, Ref. 3637, made in the 1990's, is a rare, minute-repeating, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with 24-hour indication and an 18K yellow gold Breguet buckle. The 37mm case has a transparent case back, reeded band, straight lugs, gold screwed bars, and sapphire crystals. The two-tone hand engraved guilloché silver dial features painted radial Roman numerals on a plain reserve, subsidiary dial for the seconds with checkerboard decoration at 9 and half guilloché, half wave decorated 24-hour dial at 3, outer minute division, and blued steel Breguet hands. The movement is calibre 567, 30 jewels, with self-compensating Breguet balance spring, repeating on two gongs by activating slide in the band, warrantied by Aaron Faber for 18 months.
  • Ulysse NardinUlysse Nardin Tellurium This is an extraordinary grand complication, the 18K yellow gold Ulysse Nardin, "Tellurium Johannes Kepler", No. 15, Ref. 871-99, made in a limited edition of 99 examples in 1992. This is a very rare and unusual, astronomic, water-resistant, two time zone, self-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with moon phases, signs of the Zodiac, eclipses of the sun and the moon, 24 hours, and a cloisonne dial with view of the Earth as seen from the North Pole, with an 18K yellow gold Ulysse Nardin buckle. The 43mm gold case has a rounded bezel engraved with Arabic numerals for the hours and 4 blue enamel tabs with Roman numerals at the quarter hours, transparent case back, stepped lugs, and sapphire crystals. The blue cloisonné enamel on gold central disc dial depicts the continents, with a surrounding yellow gold ring with engraved Arabic numerals for the 24 hours of a second time zone. The spring overlapping the central disc bends according to various times of the year, separating the portion of the Earth lit by the sun from the portion in darkness, and indicating sunrise and sunset. The outer ring displays the names of the months and 12 signs of the Zodiac, with a rotating moon representing its phases and a dragon head and tail hand indicating month and Zodiac signs, respectively. Two luminous yellow gold floating flanges indicate hours and minutes. themovement is calibre UN-87, hand-engraved, 64 jewels, automatic, with a hand-engraved and skeletonized white gold rotor. The movement is warrantied by Aaron Faber for 18 months.
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