Details

A fine, spectacular and attractive piece-unique stainless-steel wristwatch of the Molnar Fabry brand, founded in 2006 by Slovakian goldsmiths Michal Molnár and Igor Fábry. Production year: 2020. Case in stainless steel, diameter 44mm, blue skeleton dial, sapphire caseback. Caliber Eta 6498-2, hand-wound, skeletonized, power reserve up to 60 hours. Functions – indication of time in hours and minutes. Blue leather strap, Molnar Fabry stainless steel pin buckle. The present watch is produced as a piece unique.

Lot essay

Molnar Fabry is the independent brand of Michal Molnár and Igor Fábry, two Slovakian watchmaking artisans crafting bespoke timepieces with Swiss-made mechanical movements. The entirety of the brand’s production is intended for collectors and consists of skeletonized watches, produced as pièces uniques. According to information published by the brand, the annual output is approximately 10 pieces, produced with a lot of manual labour. Therefore, the brand’s watches are extremely rare, with an estimate of the total release for the entire period of the brand’s existence of approximately 100–200 pieces, and almost never appearing at auctions.

A clear reference to exotic watches with square-bridged A. Schild calibers of the mid-20th century, made in an industrial art-deco style, will speak to the heart of any connoisseur and collector.

Molnar Fabry prefers to showcase the fine hand-finishing that is used in the manufacture of all watch components, and even movements, although the brand purchases ready-made movements for its watches. These are then finished and modified in accordance with the wishes of the two masters.

As far as the present lot is concerned, it is a one-of-a-kind skeletonized design in an industrial art-deco style. Movements of a similar design were produced in the middle of the 20th century by the Swiss movement factory A. Schild, and Girard-Perregaux, in particular, offered impressive examples based on square-bridged A. Schild calibers. Molnar Fabry alludes to a classic, albeit extremely rare, theme, which certainly increases the attractiveness of the present lot.

Reasons to bid

The Molnar Fabry Industrial Skeleton Piece Unique would appear to be a fine purchase for the collector looking to obtain an unusual and extremely rare mechanical watch from a brand that specializes in haute horlogerie collectible watches. The fact that the watch was released as a unique piece undoubtedly adds to the appeal of this lot. A clear reference to exotic watches with square-bridged A. Schild calibers of the mid-20th century, made in an industrial art-deco style, will speak to the heart of any connoisseur and collector.