A fine and rare brass and wood rectangular solar clock with pocket watch movement

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1961
    Reference No: 1003
    Movement No: 873'091
    Case No: 667
    Material: Brass and wood
    Calibre: Charged by photo-electric cell, 17-250, 28 jewels
    Dimensions: 200 mm. width and 140 mm. high
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present clock in 1961 and its subsequent sale on 2 February 1962.
    Literature: For a similar clock, however with enamel panel, please see Patek Philippe Museum Patek Philippe Watches, Volume II, page 401.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe are very well known for manufacturing various styles of clocks in all shapes and sizes. The most popular is arguably the cloisonné enamel dome clock, however, rectangular clocks with solar panels are becoming more and more trendy. This particular example is an early clock with pocket watch movement from 1961. The panels are all simulated with wood, giving the clock a very rustic and particular look. Retained in extremely well preserved condition, this clock appeals to all levels of collectors.

  • 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. 1003
A fine and rare brass and wood rectangular solar clock with pocket watch movement

百達翡麗,精細及罕有,銅及木製長方形太陽能座鐘,配懷錶機芯,型號1003,1961年製

1961
200 mm. width and 140 mm. high
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$60,000 - 80,000 
€7,000-9,400
$7,500-10,000

sold for HK$75,000

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016