An exceptional and very rare platinum and enamel minute repeating art deco openface watch with two-tone dial and Breguet numerals

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1926
    Movement No: 198'032
    Case No: 414'017
    Material: Platinum and enamel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17''', 29 jewels
    Dimensions: 46 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and applied platinum Breguet numerals in 1926 and its subsequent sale on 1 July 1943.
    Literature: For a very similar platinum art-deco minute repeating watch, please see Patek Philippe Museum Patek Philippe Watches, Volume I, page 245.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Manufactured in 1926, this art-deco pocket watch is both exceptionally rare and of exceptional quality. The bezel, case back and pendant are engraved with black champlevé enamel and is so crisp and untouched that this minute repeating Patek Philippe should be considered one of museum quality. Fitted with Breguet hands and Breguet numerals, the minute repeating has a terrific tone and clarity. The watch belongs to an exceedingly small number of art-deco platinum minute repeating Patek Philippe watches known today.

  • 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 exceptional and very rare platinum and enamel minute repeating art deco openface watch with two-tone dial and Breguet numerals

百達翡麗,極罕有,鉑金及琺瑯,藝術時代風格懷錶,配三問、雙色錶盤,1926年製

1926
46 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$320,000 - 480,000 
€37,600-56,400
$40,000-60,000

sold for HK$650,000

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016