A rare and exceedingly well-preserved yellow gold chronograph openface watch with vertical registers, Breguet numerals, original certificate and presentation box, retailed by Eberhard Milan

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1926
    Movement No: 197'964
    Case No: 414'483
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 18"', 26 jewels
    Dimensions: 47.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and fitted presentation box. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1926 with Breguet numerals and its subsequent sale on November 11, 1929. Furthermore accompanied by unsigned associated gold chain.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This yellow gold openface chronograph watch is an incredible relic of time. Extremely well-preserved, it displays Breguet numerals and vertical registers, both of which are confirmed by the Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives. Furthermore, it displays the signature of Eberhard-Milan above the subsidiary register at 6 o'clock. Most notably, the cuvette is also stamped "Fabrication Spéciale Pour L'Horlogerie Eberhard-Milan", indicating that this watch was specially made for the famed and storied Italian retailer. As an added layer of collectibility, this timepiece is accompanied by its Certificate of Origin and presentation box.

    It is offered in excellent condition with a crisp hallmark punched on the bow. The "PPC" stamp is crisp and immediately visible.

  • Maker Bio

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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A rare and exceedingly well-preserved yellow gold chronograph openface watch with vertical registers, Breguet numerals, original certificate and presentation box, retailed by Eberhard Milan

1926
47.5mm Diameter
Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 30,000 
€17,800-26,700
$20,100-30,200

Place Advance Bid

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+ 41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: NINE

Geneva Auction 11-12 May 2019