St Petersburg Collection by Theo Faberge, Wristwatches – First and Second Series

St Petersburg Collection is a prestigious line of artistic masterpieces such as egg creations, wrist watches and jewellery designed by Theo Faberge (1922 – 2007) and his daughter Sarah Fabergé.

Belongs to the legendary Fabergé family, Theo Fabergé was the grandson of Peter Carl Fabergé. His father Nicholas Fabergé, Carl’s youngest son, arrived in London in 1906 to help run the only branch of ‘The House of Fabergé’ outside Russia, in Dover Street, London. Theo Fabergé was born in 1922 in London and since his childhood, Theo Fabergé had a passion for making objects of a highly crafted standard.

A fascination with the natural beauties of wood led Theo to explore the techniques of ornamental turning, the art of deep-cut engraving and sculpting woods, ivories and metals using precision lathes. He restored a Holtzappfel lathe originating from 1861, and in the 1950s began to design and make elegant objets d’art from rare wood and ivory, for pleasure and then as commissions.

Theo soon began to receive commissions from notable collectors of Carl Fabergé, and from museums such as the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, United States. In 1984, Theo was persuaded to produce a Collection to be sold on the international market incorporating precious metals, crystal, enamelling, stone-carving, precious gems and porcelain. The St Petersburg Collection was launched to the public at Marshall Fields, Chicago in 1985. Theo’s Fabergé’s daughter, Sarah Fabergé launched her first designs for the St Petersburg Collection in 1994.

The Collection is shown in major outlets throughout the world. Eminent museums such as the State Hermitage Museum, the San Diego Fine Arts Museum and the St Petersburg City Museum have catalogued Theo Fabergé’s creations within their collections.

First Series

Theo Faberge first series of watches for the St Petersburg Collection are all limited edition, mechanical timepieces, handmade in Switzerland.

Models 117 and 118 – Tourbillon

1 minute flying Tourbillon, 23 Jewels, Manual Winding
Engine-turned Dial with Analogue Date Indicator.
18 carat Yellow Gold Case (also available in white gold – Design 118)
Sapphire Crystal Front and back glass, revealing the skeleton movement
Finest quality alligator leather straps with 18 carat gold folding buckle
Water resistant to a depth of 30m
Limited edition
Price: Model 118: € 63.200 and Model 117: € 63.600

Model 121/122

18 carat Yellow Gold Case (also available in white gold – Design 122)
Engine-turned Dial, Analogue Day and Date Indicator
Automatic Mechanical Movement with 26 Jewels
21 jewel movement
Sapphire Crystal Front and back glass, revealing the skeleton movement
Finest quality alligator leather straps with 18 carat gold folding buckle
Certified water resistant to a depth of 30m
Hand made in Switzerland and individually certified by Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres
Price: Model 121 € 14.800 and Model 122 € 15.500
Limited Edition – Numbered Edition of 25

Second Series, Model 201/202

Theo Fabergé created his SERIES 2 Watch Collection as a natural progression from the completed first series. The special watch-case features a complex patterned mesh to the edge. The face is hand engine-turned on sterling silver. To the top of the dial, the pierced egg-shape allows the wearer to watch the beat of the movement as the balance wheel rotates.

The automatic mechanical movement is hand-made by Switzerland’s oldest established watchmaker and incorporates 21 rubies. The Swiss Chronometry Institute certificates every watch. Front and back sapphire crystal glass, with the reverse revealing the skeleton movement. The rotor is hand decorated with the engine turning pattern to match the face. The watchstrap is in fine Louisiana alligator.

18-ct gold case/Engine-turned silver dial/World Edition 25/Price – € 11.800

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