Geneva, November 5, 2022: During the Phillips Geneva Watch Auction: XVI and after intense bidding, the one-off ZENITH Calibre 135-O Unique Piece made in collaboration with Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo auction house and independent watchmaker and restoration expert Kari Voutilainen fetched CHF XXX’XXX. All proceeds from the sale of this exceptional piece, endowed with a historical and award-winning observatory chronometer movement housed in a niobium case and salmon guilloché dial, will be donated to the Susan G. Komen®
When the ZENITH X Voutilainen X Phillips 10-piece limited edition Calibre 135-O in platinum was unveiled this summer, it struck a deeply resonating chord in discerning collectors. It marked the first time ever that ZENITH had made its most prized movement from the golden age of chronometry competitions available for acquisition. The Manufacture and its Heritage Department had entrusted renowned watchmaker Kari Voutilainen with the task of restoring a batch of Calibre 135-O movements and hand-decorating them to the highest possible degree. The 11th watch to feature one of these priceless movements, the Calibre 135-O unique piece is rendered even more exceptional as the only example crafted in a niobium case and paired with a guilloché salmon dial and rose gold coloured movement.