A fine and very rare gold and enamel openface pocket watch with original presentation box, certificate, gold watch chain and additional crystal

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1919
    Movement No: 192'561
    Case No: 407'835
    Material: 18k gold and black enamel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 18'''
    Dimensions: 46mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present with black enamel Greek–style pattern and black enamel horse and rider in 1919 and its subsequent sale on May 31st, 1922. Further accompanied by original Patek Philippe presentation box, original certificate and 18k gold watch chain

  • Catalogue Essay

    Throughout history artist have looked to the ancient Greeks for inspiration. Their classic lines and realistic imagery have been sources of inspiration for painters, sculptor and even watch manufacturers. Patek Philippe has been at the forefront of design, and the present watch is a wonderful example of their artisty. The chased case back is centered with a black enamel of a Trojan warrior on horseback. The Trojan War best known from Homer’s Iliad is an epic story of love, war and survival, and has fascinated the imagination of many for millennia.

    The present pocket watch is in wonderful excellent condition, and complete with original box and certificate. This is a wonderful opportunity to own a classic enamel Patek Philippe pocket watch.

  • 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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A fine and very rare gold and enamel openface pocket watch with original presentation box, certificate, gold watch chain and additional crystal

百達翡麗,精細及非常罕有,18K黃金及琺瑯懷錶,附黃金項鍊、證書及盒子,1919年製

1919
46mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 
€8,700-13,100
$10,000-15,000

sold for HK$106,250

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
yong.ho@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017