Vianney Halter
Classic | White Gold

Salmon Dial

Regular price £34,500 GBP USD EUR Enquire

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Vianney Halter
Classic | White Gold

Salmon Dial

Regular price £34,500 GBP USD EUR Enquire

Whether you’re a fan of the Belle Époque or steampunk genre, Vianney Halter’s interpretation of the “Futur Anterieur” or “Future Past” (as he describes it) offers an innovative take on modern watchmaking. A futuristic combination of the work of Antide Janvier (astronomical clockmaker and role-model to Monsieur Halter), an early submarine prototype and Vianney's creative imagination, the Classic is a display of pure craftsmanship. Unsurprising, once you know that Jules Verne was the inspiration behind the timepiece.

Vianney Halter launched the Classic in 2000, having been designed and constructed entirely in the workshop of Janvier SA, in Sainte-Croix, Switzerland. Only 250 pieces were made, cased in pink, yellow and white gold. This example of the latter material, is fitted with a pink rose or salmon dial. It comes with its original box and papers.

The 18-carat white gold case measures 36mm, featuring 12 machined-gold rivets for the hour markers, inspired by the portholes of Captain Nemo’s Nautilus. The multileveled case is elegantly finished, with frosted and polished surfaces. Both the hand-engraved numerals and text on the dial are filled with black enamel - which never fades, unlike printed dials. A further level of depth is added in the form of hand-finished, curved, blued-steel hands.

The movement
The Classic is powered by the Cal. VH198 (based on the Lemania 8810). This VH198 movement not only displays finishing of the highest quality, with hand-decorated components, but was also re-designed by Vianney Halter. Whilst the VH198 shares many of the same impressive mechanical elements as the Cal. 8810 (balance-wheel, anchor, escape-wheel and gear wheels), the unique bridges and baseplate are designed by Vianney.

Visible through the sapphire display back, the VH198 calibre is fitted with a patented ”mysterious mass” winding rotor. Using this system, the oscillating mass is hidden behind a peripheral ring, with no apparent link to the central rotor. This allows for a complete, uninterrupted view of the movement. The self-winding VH198 calibre oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 A/h, with a power reserve of 35 hours.

This Classic comes on one of our Copenhagen light taupe suede straps and corresponding, white-gold tang buckle.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
Brand: Vianney Halter
Model: Classic
Movement: mechanical automatic Cal. 8810
Functions: time-only (hours, minutes)
Features: salmon dial, display back, blue steel hands
Case: 36 mm 18-carat white gold
Crystal: sapphire front and back
Strap: taupe Copenhagen suede strap and white-gold VH buckle
Lug/buckle width: 19/16mm
Box & papers: original box, papers
This rare, Vianney Halter Classic watch is in excellent condition and has perfect mechanical functionality. The watch shows no visible signs of polishing, with crisp hallmarks and engravings on the reverse. The overall case is free from any deep marks or scratches, with small signs of light wear and superficial marks throughout. These are more noticeable beside the winding crown. The watch is accompanied by its original box and papers from Vianney. It comes with a two-year mechanical warranty and a lifetime guarantee of authenticity.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

We offer worldwide delivery on all of our watches.

If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination. 

Please note, that prices are quoted gross of VAT (unless expressly stated otherwise) and that preowned goods (in the United Kingdom) are subject to a marginal rate of VAT, which can not be reclaimed. For further information, please see here.

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.

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