Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo are set to auction off a very special Zenith watch that’s been reworked by Kari Voutilainen and his team. Picking up where the 10-piece limited edition platinum Cal 135-O left off in June last year, this unique piece is made from Niobium with a striking salmon guilloché dial.
Julien Tornare, CEO of ZENITH, comments, “I’m honored to come together again with Phillips and Kari Voutilainen for a truly exceptional piece, and for a good cause. The Calibre 135 Observatoire Unique Piece is a highly embellished and invaluable piece of ZENITH history.” Kari Voutilainen shares his thoughts on the project, “This stunning salmon color dial ZENITH Calibre 135-O, with the unique history behind it, in a unique case, with a unique dial, will be the only one now and forever.”
Powered by a Calibre 135 movement in its “O” variant — created specifically for Observatory trials — the movement has been awarded 230 chronometry prizes, and features a height of 5mm with a 14mm balance wheel, and a pink gold finish. Further separating this from the early batch of 10 is its rare metal niobium case. Phillips is set to auction off this watch on November 5 where all proceeds of the sale will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
In other watch news, Panerai partners with US Navy SEALs for three watch capsule collection.