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Daniel Roth Calendario Perpetuo Fase Lunar de 1998

Daniel Roth Calendario Perpetuo Fase Lunar de 1998

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Daniel Roth is one of the most important personalities in watchmaking of the 20th century as he is part of a very particular school of watchmakers who were trained with traditional techniques, skills and classical design elements of watchmaking. Roth worked at Breguet from 1973 to 1987 where he developed many of his skills as well as his own understanding of design where he finds great inspiration for the elaboration of his own models later on.

In 1988, Roth began producing his own models and worked independently, creating few pieces per year and selling his creations to the Japanese, German, Italian and English markets. Struggling to promote the brand on his own, Roth decided to take on external investment. In 1994, he sold his administrative share to a new investor, seeking to take things in a new direction. This involved an increase in production numbers, with manufacturing employing thirty watchmakers in 1995. The design of the pieces also began to change towards a more contemporary and sporty aesthetic. Overall, under this new direction, things seemed to gradually move away from the watchmaker's previous vision. Despite no longer being a majority shareholder, Roth himself remained involved in some way. In 2000, the company was finally sold in its entirety to Bulgari, and Daniel Roth left a year later.

We could say that all watches made before 1995 are highly collectible today since only a handful of pieces were produced, the scarcity of these pieces is highly visible although interest in the brand is barely awakening. Consequently, interest in the pieces created in the second phase of Daniel Roth is also on the rise, some pieces produced during this period lack the identity for which these watches are relevant, however, many models carry Roth's direct influence as is the case with this piece.

Some of the most important characteristics of this watch are its dimensions of 35x38mm (the same as the pieces made by Roth) as well as its gray Pinstripe Guilloché finish dial and manually engraved rotor.

Technical Details:

This watch is made of 18-karat yellow gold with 4 correctors on the sides of the case for the date function at 8, 10, 2, and 4 o'clock. Going into technical details, the piece has a power reserve of 45 hours at full charge and the case, dial, and 9.8 mm thick movement are signed. The Daniel Roth Perpetual Calendar Moon Phase has an automatic mechanical movement Daniel Roth caliber 114 base GP 3000 which has an elegant rhodium plating with Cotes de Geneve decoration, a nickel lever movement that is constructed with 27 jewels, an anti-shock system, and a hand-engraved 18-karat gold rotor. It includes a monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, and the mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vph (3 Hz). The Daniel Roth Perpetual Calendar Moon Phase reference 118.L.40.011 was introduced in 1998 and its production was extremely limited, only a few examples are known in the current market.

Brand: Daniel Roth
Model: Perpetual Calendar Moon Phase
Details: Gray Pinstripe Guilloché dial
Year of Manufacture: 1998

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