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Goldpfeil Seven Masters Watch was developed and produced by seven AHCI members to be unveiled during the Basel Fair 2001. Vianney Halter created the Jummping Hour and Moonphase, a white gold watch that evoked a camera of 50s. A total of 108 pieces were produced, including a jeweled piece.
Watches from Goldpfeil were all part of the “Seven Masters” collection. Probably the most famous watch from the short-lived brand was this Vianney Halter Seven Masters (ref GPVH11). In a smallish rectangular case, the watch had jumping hours, an unconventional moon phase indicator, and a dial for the minutes and seconds. All Goldpfeil watches has that sort of broad arrow hand in their designs.
At 40mm tall and 29mm wide, this was not a large watch. This is a very modestly sized avant garde watch – a dimensional area that is often preferred by the more conservative high-end watch crown in Europe. This model has a case in 18k white gold, but there might have been other materials offered. The case is polished and in the middle section done with a sort of stone-like texture.It has a few sapphire crystals around the case and is just 10.3mm thick. The design is strange at first but grows on you. This is a sure collector’s item for the future and an enduring design that symbolizes not only Vianney Halter’s aesthetic and watch making philosophy, but the true face of high-end independent watch making. One of these rare Vianney Halter Goldpfeil watches is available on EBAY for US $32,000.00.
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