Charles Girardier 1809 Tribute to Jackson Pollock « Fusion Enamel » Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

Swiss luxury watch brand Charles Girardier will be supporting the charitable Only Watch 2021, which is to be held on November 6, 2021. The proceeds of this auction go towards the research on therapies against the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This initiative is being managed by the “Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies AMM”.

Charles Girardier has created a unique creation to support this noble cause: 1809 Tribute to Jackson Pollock “Fusion Enamel” Timepiece of Art Flying Tourbillon & Rotating Mysterious Signature.

Charles Girardier 1809 Tribute to Jackson Pollock « Fusion Enamel » Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

Inspired by Charles Girardier’s legacy of playful mechanical complications, the « 1809 » Tribute to Jackson Pollock features three unique innovations:

• Flying Tourbillon with a unique Peripheral Rotor: At 6 o’clock, the timepiece features a one-minute flying tourbillon enhanced by a set tourbillon cage, with a unique Peripheral Rotor with an ultra-silent single ball bearing.

• Rotating Mysterious Signature:  At 12 o’clock, the playful, poetic and animated “Rotating Mysterious Signature” features the Charles Girardier Monogram with an interlaced C and G moving when you read the time, following the movement of your wrist. The energy required for this ballet is provided by an oscillating weight dedicated to this complication and hidden under the dial: a Charles Girardier Patent.

The exclusive one-of-kind automatic Flying Tourbillon movement captures the energy with up to 46 hours power reserve. Last but not least, Charles Girardier offers to the highest bidder the personalization of the “Rotating Mysterious Signature” with his own Initials or lucky number.

• Fusion Enamel: For this Charles Girardier “1809 Tribute to Jackson Pollock – Only Watch” unique piece, the brand created a singular dial with a very rare technique by hand called “Fusion enamel”, a « high fire enamel » craftsmanship, and a “tribute” to the famous artist Jackson Pollock legacy.

This very special technique results to a quite similar appearance with the action painting in contemporary art. Using traditional craftsmanship, the brand has reinterpreted it by creating an explosion of colours and shapes on a gold plate just as Jackson Pollock did using oil and enamel on canvas.

Charles Girardier 1809 Tribute to Jackson Pollock « Fusion Enamel » Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

The Christie’s auction will take place in Geneva on November 6, 2021, after a tour around the world. The highest bidder of this timepiece will be offered the personalization of the “Mysterious Signature” with his/her own Initials or his/her lucky Number. Moreover, the highest bidder will be invited to visit the workshops in Geneva and meet the “artisans” (craftsmen and women) performing their incredible “Enamel Grand Feu Fusion” art.

Charles Girardier 1809 Tribute to Jackson Pollock « Fusion Enamel » Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021

Technical details

Model: “1809” Tribute to Jackson Pollock by Charles Girardier 1780 “Fusion Enamel Grand Feu” Timepiece of Art Flying Tourbillon & Rotating Mysterious Signature Unique Piece for ONLY WATCH 41 mm
Reference: CG.OR5.01.BOW

41mm diameter
Thickness: 12.20 mm
Material: 18K 5N rose gold
Case engraved with “Pièce Unique” and “Only Watch 2021”
Gold weight: 103 grams

Grand Feu enamel magnified with “Fusion Enamelling secret technique”: a secret patent
Applied 18K rose gold indexes
“Dauphine” shaped hands
“Rotating Mysterious Signature
Proprietary mechanical complication “trademark (registered for patent)

Exclusive caliber CG 1809
Flying tourbillon with automatic winding by bidirectional peripheral rotor: single ball bearing ultra-silent
28’800 A/h; 4 Hz
46 hours power reserve
Diam. 13 ½”’, 30.6mm
Grained bridges traditional frost gilt method with brushed silver powder
Engaging angles on barrel and tourbillon bridges

Traditional Woven Ribbon: Woven by hand on ancient Jacquard loom
18K Red Gold 5N 2- blade folding clasp with 4-position adjustment system

CHF 75,000 to 90,000/ Euros 82,000 to 99,000/USD 67,000 to 81,000