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Brand: Svend_Andersen
Dial Style: Round
Numer of Jewels: 25J
Case Metal: 18K PG
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Sold Date: 11/14/1999
Price Realized: $22701
Courtesy of Antiquorum

Svend Andersen, Geneve, Montre a Tact, designed by Walter Haselberger, Javea-Alicante, completed on November 14, 1999. Very fine and unique, self-winding, curved, 18K pink gold gentleman's wristwatch a tact, with double time display, leather strap and 18K pink gold Andersen buckle. Accompanied by fitted box and certificate. C. "Empire", three body, curved back with screws, ribbed band, aperture between the lugs on the6 and wide aperture on the 12 showing the time, the numbers and indexes are hand engraved and filled with black paint, lapidated lugs, time setting by means of two push-pieces. D. engraved pink gold by Vaucher Gravure, representing a Geneva landscape, the Cathedral, the Lake symbolized by a watch dial and the Geneva Eagle. Above the hour aperture, the signature. M. mechanical with automatic winding,25 jewels. Signed on the dial. Diam. 45 mm. Svend Andersen He is considered as the most inventive watchmaker in Geneva.After 9 years with Patek Philippe at their Ateliers de Complications he was already well-known among watch collectors because of his Bottle Clock made ten years before and for which he received the byname "watchmaker of the impossible". When he started as independent watchmaker with his own workshop in 1982, collectors came to him for research and mainly to have new cases made in original style for old and complicated pocket watch movements.The first watch he made in his own collection was the World Time Watch Communication, a series from which the Prince Consort Henrik of Denmark wears the No. 1. In this line followed the Mundus, a world record, as it is the thinnest watch with a complication ever made.Also specialised in horological calendars, he made between 1985 and 1996 the new Fly-back Perpetual Calendar, the World Smallest Calendar (Guinness Book of Records), the Perpetual 2000 with big date and month indicator at the back, the Hebraic Calendar together with Alain Silberstein and the Perpetuel Secular Calendar, the only wristwatch with a calendar programmed for the next 400 years.In 1997 followed the most animated horological automaton ever made, with up to 14 parts moving, which is known worldwide in its erotic version.The latest masterpiece La Montre a tact, in collaboration with Walter Haselberger, researcher and philosopher, applies the idea of Abraham-Louis Breguet to wristwatches of today. In addition to the front side time indicator, a second window is situated between the lugs at "6", which allows the wearer to read the time discreetly without moving his wrist. This watch offers excellent possibilities for individual engravings and decorations to satisfy important collectors.Sold for the benefit of the Geneva Schoolof Watchmaking and Microtechnology (Condition: C D M) (Grade: )