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ANTOINE PREZIUSO
ANTOINE PREZIUSO
A master watchmaker from Geneva who dazzles the world with his brilliant mechanisms

Antoine Preziuso was born in Geneva in 1957. Legend has it that he successfully assembled his first watch at the age of seven. At 17, Preziuso took admission in one of Geneva’s watchmaking schools. He graduated at 21 as the top student in watchmaking and restoration – a precocious prodigy in the art of watchmaking. Frank Muller was his classmate. Preziuso joined Patek Philippe, where he made top-of-the-line watches, while also gaining experience in the restoration of antique timepieces for auction houses and antiquorums. In 1981, Preziuso decided to go it alone. By 1993, he had announced the first watch under his own brand. In 1995, Preziuso became a regular member of the Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants, and came into the limelight after his first exhibition in the BaselWorld Watch and Jewellery Show. Preziuso’s specialty is creating ultra-complex timepieces housing complex horological mechanisms and automaton wrist-watches. His constant endeavor is to create beautiful and revolutionary timepieces. Preziuso also collaborates with other watch brands – Harry Winston’s Opus is his creation – and is one of Geneva’s best independent watchmakers today.

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Tourbillon Royal (Released 2008)
Antoine, Florian, Laura
An outstanding pocket watch created through the combined efforts of the Preziuso family.
True to its name, the Tourbillon Royal is endowed with every luxury imaginable, and the only tourbillon pocket watch in the world.

The dial of the watch, which has the hour, minute, and small seconds hands, features exquisitely fine engravings and, of course, also very creative and delicate gem-setting.


The back of the case has been carved out in a captivating design. From the aperture at the 6 o’ clock position, the tourbillon can be enjoyed at any time.

Flipping open the back cover allows a delightful view through the windshield of not just the tourbillon, but the movement as a whole, which has also been as finely engraved as the watch face.

The back cover is like the gate of a royal castle, and only the owner can access the mysteries of this magnificent watch hidden behind the gate.

That is the concept behind the design of this pocket watch.

 

The tourbillon movement used in this model has an engraved seal that says “1929. L'Ecole Technique de la Vallée de Joux, Geneva,” making it an extremely precious article.


Preziuso’s son Florian, also a watchmaker, was responsible for the restoration of the tourbillon. The design of the back of the case, and the ornamentation of the dial and the movement was the work of Laura, Preziuso’s daughter and a jewelry designer.


In other words, this elegant pocket watch is a rare product of the joint efforts of the prodigiously creative Preziuso family.
 


A perfectly restored (repaired) and flawlessly ornamented tourbillon movement with an engraved seal that says “1929. L'Ecole Technique de la Vallée de Joux, Geneva,” – could it perhaps have been a graduation project?



TOURBILLON ROYAL

Retail price

¥62,000,000-

(tax included)¥66,960,000-

SALE UNDER DISCUSSION

This watch is available for viewing in the gallery

*Gallery viewings by appointment only


Manual Winding
Tourbillon
Rose gold case