An attractive white gold open face pocketwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1930
    Movement No: 824'653
    Case No: 416'986
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 17", 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 44.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with raised white gold hour marker in 1930 and its subsequent sale on October 17th, 1936.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present white gold pocket watch is a lovely representation from this art deco period. The sleek lines of the case, with stepped bezel, and bold dial suggest the form and function of industrial design and architecture. It is a feeling that was meant to last. The Art Deco period looked to new materials like stainless steel and aluminium, and while the case of the present watch is in gold, it is white gold suggesting a more modern metal. In well-preserved condition, this Patek Philippe pocket watch is a reminder of an era long gone, and the artistic endeavours it represented.

  • 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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An attractive white gold open face pocketwatch

百達翡麗,18白金懷錶,約1930年製。附後補證書

1930
44.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$16,000 - 32,000 
€1,800-3,500
$2,100-4,100

sold for HK$106,250

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