Portraits: Happy Birthday Mr. Dufour

Portraits: Happy Birthday Mr. Dufour

This year, Philippe Dufour celebrates his 70th Birthday Here is our tribute to this wonderful watchmaker and true gentleman From the greatest complicated watches, his Grand and Petite Sonnerie, to the Duality and finally the Simplicity.

A great master. I received this personal invitation in early April inviting him to celebrate Philippe’s birthday. Unfortunately as I am traveling in the US before and after June 2, I had to send regrets But I write this as a tribute to his tremendous genius. First meeting I first met Philippe in Singapore, probably in early 1996 or 1997 He had a small booth in an Hour Glass event, where he was showing his Duality.

The price then was CHF 95k And I am still kicking myself for not buying one No00 was recently sold at a Phillips Auction in NY on 27 October 2017 for US$915,000.

a 10 fold return on investment. Simplicity! But first the Grand . More

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