What is the ultimate dream of collectors that want to differentiate themselves? UNIQUE PIECES. Of course, customizations could be one way to go, but if you don’t have the patience to wait for a few years, auctions are a better option. Anders Modig checks out three out of the most interesting unique pieces going under the hammer in the coming weeks.
If you happened to pass Tonhalle by the lake of Zurich the last few weeks, your jaw would have dropped. An entire T. rex skeleton called TRX 203-TRINITY occupies the foyer, mounted in the pose of a forward attack that stirs the imagination of anyone with a pulse. This skeleton is the highlight and the final lot of the Out of This World auction on April 18 by Koller, Switzerland’s largest auction house. Watch lovers around the world are however looking forward to the lot before: A unique watch by Urwerk called 105M -TRINITY, which contains 65-million-year-old fossil fragments of TRINITY, viewable through the caseback sapphire glass.
”This dinosaur is almost a legendary beast, and I immediately made the connection with our watchmaking creation,” explains Martin Frei, artistic director and co-founder of Urwerk, about the timepiece, which has a unique hand-patinated ribbed and scaly “skin” made of bronze. “We created this unique timepiece by respecting the characteristics of the TRX-293 TRINITY. Our UR-105M TRINITY has been worked to match the dinosaur, both in relief and colour. The bezel has undergone a special oxidation that gives it an earthy and ageless look,” added Frei’s colleague and co-founder Felix Baumgartner.
Featured photo : © Urwerk