Romain Gauthier, C

• Manufacturer: Anita Porchet x Romain Gauthier
• Year: 2022
• Reference No.: MON00552 *(internal manufacture number, not engraved on the movement, case)
• Case No.: N/A
• Movement no.: TimeForArt *(engraved on the movement)
• Model Name: C by Romain Gauthier Platinum Edition
• Case material: Platinum
• Movement: Hours, minutes, seconds
• Movement material: 18k white gold
• Dial: Miniature painting on Grand Feu enamel, 18k white gold
• Caliber: C by Romain Gauthier
• Bracelet/Strap: Grey rubber strap
• Clasp/Buckle: Platinum pin buckle
• Dimensions: 41mm x 10.05 mm
• Signed: Anita Porchet x Romain Gauthier
• Accessories: Original box and certificate
• Estimate: $100,000 - $200,000

For TimeForArt, one of the world’s greatest enamel artist, Anita Porchet, and master watchmaker Romain Gauthier have reunited their expertise to create an exceptional, unique timepiece: a C by Romain Gauthier Platinum Edition, featuring an 18K white gold movement and sublimated by a miniature painting Grand Feu enamel dial signed by Anita Porchet. The piece captures the unfettered creativity of its two makers, demonstrating their inclination to honor heritage and tradition, while engaging new modes of artistic engagement. Given full carte-blanche for the very first time, Anita Porchet drew inspiration from Century botanical illustrations and the spiritual reverence found in Chinese ink wash paintings. Maxwell Hearn, head of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s renowned Department of Asian Art, writes that the aim of Chinese painters is “to capture not only the outer appearance of a subject but its inner essence as well—its energy, life force, spirit.” This ambition is channeled and realized with astounding beauty by Anita Porchet. Rendered in soft black strokes, the subject is rendered in the style of Qu Ding, a Song dynasty master painter. Raw, spontaneous, rich with contrasting light and dark tones contrasted with the bright red lines of the small-seconds dial, the piece is a reflection on the powerful relationship between nature and humanity. Together, this gem-like masterwork captures the divine transcendence that can only be accessed in the natural world. The background, a rare fusion of two enamels, imbues this once-in-a-lifetime piece with a flawless balance and sublime beauty. This extraordinary artistic dial perpetuates the watchmaker’s high caliber work, a harmony blend of the brand’s legacy and future, a modern and casual approach contrasted by precious materials and refined craftsmanship. It is an exceptionally unique piece of C by Romain Gauthier Platinum Edition that perfectly reflects Gauthier’s vision: The Evolution of Tradition.

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