Phillips Perpetual Announces the Private Sale of the Only Publicly Offered, First White Gold Charles Frodsham Double Impulse Chronometer Wristwatch
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LONDON – 01 FEBRUARY 2021 – Phillips Perpetual is delighted to announce the consignment of the only publicly offered Charles Frodsham Double Impulse Chronometer wristwatch. The first watch ever produced in 18kt White Gold and delivered in 2018 to an English connoisseur and collector, it features an elegant Arabic dial. This unique opportunity comes after a record-breaking year for Phillips Perpetual in 2020, with over £5 million in private transactions and the sale of a number of notable, fine and rare Independents including a Philippe Dufour Simplicity, F.P. Journe Brass movement Resonance and Coffret set Tourbillion. This current example is available through the Phillips Perpetual website and App.
James Marks, International Specialist and Director, Watches, noted, “We are incredibly honoured to bring to market for the first time a unique piece of British watchmaking that brings together so many artisan British watchmakers of incredible vision and skill. Suggested to Charles Frodsham by Derek Pratt, the Double Impulse Chronometer escapement was invented by George Daniels, who was inspired by Abraham-Louis Breguet’s “natural escapement”. The movement perfected by the watchmakers of Charles Frodsham took some 16 years of research and development, before being unveiled to universal acclaim in 2018.
Featuring a charming 18kt White Gold case with eye catching London Hallmarks, a linear brushed finish and a dial produced from Ceramic with blue steeled hands of identical length which served as the inspiration for a one-off clock made for Queen Elizabeth on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee, this is without doubt a trophy watch for any collector of both British and contemporary Independent Watchmaking.”
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