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Minerva Pythagore Cal.48 Diamonds – Emilio Gnutti Special Edition

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Condition New
Scope of delivery Original box, original papers
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Expected delivery Dec 7, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019
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This dealer is from Warszawa, Poland.
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Listing number 1PISD4
Reference number Pythagore Cal. 48
Brand Minerva
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Year Unknown
Condition New (Brand new, without any signs of wear)
Scope of delivery Original box, original papers
Location Poland, Warszawa

Caliber

Movement Manual winding

Case

Case material Steel

Bracelet/strap

Bracelet material Crocodile skin

Description

Minerva Pythagore Cal.48 Diamonds – Emilio Gnutti Special Edition
This watch is regarded by Atelier Tempus as one of the finest existing jewellery watches in the world. It is made exclusively with stainless steel in order to accentuate its stunning and very rich ornamentation, as well as the overall performance of the watch. Mother-of-pearl dial, diamond numerals, housing richly inlaid with diamonds (including the crown).
Case width is 38mm, which corresponds to large-size timepieces being fashionable nowadays.

This Pythagore model was made as a special and very limited edition. As far as we know, officially only 2 or 3 copies of this watch have ever been made due to the high cost of their production.

This one was sold by the prestigious Barozzi shop, in the center of Brescia, Emilio Gnutti’s hometown, in 2004. At the same time, the watch remains brand new, in mint condition, with full documentation, boxes, and of course – a strap and a clasp.

The proprietary mechanism of Cal.48 Minerva was made at the highest level of technical advancement in watchmaking, including a gooseneck and beautiful ground joints of Geneva stripes on both the surface and bridges.

The Swiss company, Minerva, is a great watch manufactory founded back in the nineteenth century (registered under its current name in 1887). Since the beginning of the twentieth century, it has been producing its own mechanisms for pocket and wristwatches of top quality.

The biggest brand development within its midst occurred in 2000, when Emilio Gnutti – financier from Brescia and collector of watches and vintage vehicles - bought the manufacture from the Frey family. Emilio Gnutti is a reputable figure, who was one of the richest Italians at the beginning of the twenty-first century, forefronting the so-called "Gruppo Bresciano" - a group of trusted people, consisting of great entrepreneurs, designers and financiers.

It is Emilio Gnutti who decided to transform Minvera into a manufacture of top-class watches, with their own complex mechanisms. He strived to achieve what largest producers did, and, according to many, in terms of performance he managed to get to the very top. During the period under Gnutti’s management, Minerva watches have become to be consiered masterpieces, both from the mechanical and visual point of view. His watches were of the finest quality - sophisticated, elegant and expensive as dictated by their class.

In 2006, the economic crisis thwarted plans of Minerva for further development of the brand, and, preoccupied with financial issues, Emilio Gnutti was forced to sell his beloved manufacture to the Richemont Group conglomerate.

Minerva has been transformed into a subcontractor of the most complicated mechanisms for other watch manufacturers associated with Richemont Group.




Zegarek uważany przez Atelier Tempus za jeden z najpiękniejszych istniejących zegarków biżuteryjnych na świecie. Wykonany wyjątkowo ze stali szlachetnej, by uwypuklić przepiękne, bardzo bogate zdobienia oraz całościowe wykonanie zegarka. Tarcza z macicy perłowej, indeksy diamentowe, obudowa bogato inkrustowana diamentami (łącznie z koronką).

Szerokość koperty wynosi 38mm, co odpowiada modnym w dzisiejszych czasach, dużym rozmiarom czasomierzy.
Ten model Pythagore został wyprodukowany jako wyjątkowa, specjalna edycja, o ile oficjalnie wiadomo stworzono między 3-5 sztuk tego zegarka, z uwagi na wysoki koszt wytworzenia.

Ten egzemplarz został sprzedany przez prestiżowy sklep Barozzi w centrum miejscowości Brescia, rodzinnym mieście Emilio Gnutti, w 2004 roku, jednakowoż zegarek jest całkowicie nowy, nigdy nie używany, z pełną dokumentacją, pudełkami i oczywiście paskiem oraz zapięciem.

Manufakturowy mechanizm Minerva Cal.48 wykonany został na najwyższym, zegarmistrzowskim poziomie zaawansowania technicznego, łącznie z łabędzią szyją oraz pięknymi szlifami pasów genewskich na płycie oraz mostkach.

Szwajcarska firma Minerva to znakomita manufaktura zegarków, która powstała w XIX wieku (zarejestrowana pod swoją nazwą została w 1887 roku). Od początku XX wieku produkowała własne mechanizmy do zegarków kieszonkowych i naręcznych wysokiej klasy.

Największy rozwój marki nastąpił w 2000 roku, gdy od rodziny Frey odkupił fabrykę Minervy Emilio Gnutti - finansista z miasta Brescia, kolekcjoner zegarków i klasycznych samochodów z epoki. Emilio Gnutti to barwna postać, na początku XXI wieku był jednym z najbogatszych Włochów, stojąc na czele tzw. „gruppo bresciano" – grupy zaufanych osób, złożonej z wielkich przedsiębiorców, konstruktorów, finansistów.

To Emilio Gnutti postanowił przekształcić manufakturę Minerva w producenta najwyższej klasy zegarków, z własnymi, skomplikowanymi mechanizmami. Pragnął dorównać największym producentom i zdaniem wielu pod względem wykonania zegarków osiągnął prawdziwy top. Zegarki Minervy podczas okresu zarządzania Gnuttiego stały się majstersztykiem zarówno z punktu widzenia mechanicznego jak i wizualnego. Jego zegarki były najwyższej klasy, skomplikowane, eleganckie i stosownie do swojej klasy drogie.

W 2006 roku kryzys finansowy pokrzyżował plany dalszego rozwoju marki Minerva, Emilio Gnutti zaabsorbowany problemami finansowymi był zmuszony sprzedać ukochaną manufakturę Minerva koncernowi Richemont Group.

Minerva została przekształcona w podwykonawcę najbardziej skomplikowanych mechanizmów dla innych producentów zegarków, zrzeszonych w koncernie Richemont Group.

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Atelier Tempus

T. Czackiego 3/5 lok 212
00-043 Warszawa
Poland
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Tel.: +48 22 465 16 88
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Mobile: +48 601 691 331
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  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
Trusted Seller since 2014
19 watches listed
This dealer owns a store in which you may view their watches.
Number of recommendations from other Chrono24 dealers: 1
Number of watches sold via Trusted Checkout: 35

4.9 out of 5 stars  |  Reviews: 24

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