A very fine and extremely rare yellow gold paper knife with watch, original certificate and travel case

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1982
    Reference No: 913
    Movement No: 1'506'794
    Case No: 2'817'780
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Quartz, E27
    Dimensions: Watch: 31 mm. width and knife: 200 mm. length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 20 January 2011, product literature and crocodile leather travel case. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present paper knife with blue metallic dial with hand engraved gilded ornament in 1982 and its subsequent sale on 25 September 1985.
    Literature: For another example of a Ellipse watch in a paper knife, please see Patek Philippe Museum, Volume II, page 251.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This highly unusual paper knife has been preserved in unused condition and even retains the Certificate of Origin and crocodile leather travel case.

  • 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. 913
A very fine and extremely rare yellow gold paper knife with watch, original certificate and travel case

百達翡麗,非常精細及極罕有,18K黃金拆信刀,配時計,附證書,1982年製

1982
Watch: 31 mm. width and knife: 200 mm. length
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 
€14,100-23,500
$15,000-25,000

sold for HK$137,500

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016