Probably the most recognised and desirable model from the golden era of Daniel Roth watchmaking, the Papillon was released in 1998 to celebrate of the watchmakers first decade of manufacture. It was one of the last watches that Roth was actively involved in prior to the sale of the brand to Bulgari in 2000. Named the Papillon (French for butterfly) for its distinctively symmetric winged dial design, the model was Roth’s first complication to combine a jump hour with jump minutes. A final farewell, this is a beautiful creation combines Roth’s trademark elliptical case shape, avant garde design whilst maintaining a respectful nod to his heritage with the use of two different guilloché methods on the dial, providing a sense of depth and highlighting the watchmaker’s talents.

The Papillon’s production was limited to just 250 numbered pieces with only 110 pieces created in white gold as featured here, 110 in rose, and 30 in platinum.

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