A fine gilt brass and faux blue marble square-shaped electronic quartz table clock

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1975
    Reference No: 1934/2
    Movement No: 1’800’279
    Model Name: Pendulette Solaire
    Material: Gilt brass
    Calibre: Quartz, cal. 29"
    Dimensions: 140mm x 145mm x 90mm
    Signed: Dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1975 and its subsequent sale on September 10th, 1975

  • Catalogue Essay

    The early 1950s was a period great innovation with new technologies and materials being developed across a wide spectrum of industries. In the horological world, Patek Philippe released their Pendulette Solarie clock at Basel in 1953. The patented technology used a photoelectric (solar) panel connected to an accumulator that converted the energy and allowed the clock to be wound and maintained through a battery. This technology allowed for rapid charging and the clocks were almost autonomous from traditional clocks, which had to be hand wound over time. Today, these clocks are sought after both for the design aesthetic and their quality workmanship and ingenious photoelectric movement. The present clock is fresh to the market and is the first reference 1934/2E to be offered at auction.

  • 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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Ref. 1934/2
A fine gilt brass and faux blue marble square-shaped electronic quartz table clock

百達翡麗,型號1934/2,方形銅鍍金電子石英座鐘,約1975年製。附後補證書

1975
140mm x 145mm x 90mm
Dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$48,000 - 80,000 
€5,300-8,800
$6,200-10,300

sold for HK$56,250

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018