Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE Geneva Friday, May 12, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1927
    Movement No: 814'924
    Case No: 605'663
    Material: 18K yellow gold and platinum plated bezel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 10"", 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold PPCo pin buckle
    Dimensions: 30mm. Length (without lugs) x 25mm. Width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract From the Archives confirming manufacture of the present watch in 1927 and its subsequent sale on 8 September 1928, further accompanied by service papers from Patek Philippe dated 2016 for full servicing for CHF17,917.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Roaring Twenties, as the name suggests, were a time of exuberance, entertainment and experimentation.

    It was a period of significant artistic development and even though Art Deco was the dominant style, the period was also influenced by Dadaism, Expressionism and Surrealism.

    The present lot is a proud child of this exceptional period. Its two tone platinum and yellow gold case, further enhanced with the delicate engraving on the top and lower part of the bezel as well as the case side is a vision of beauty and grace which is further underlined by the magnificent dial with rare and attractive Breguet numerals.

    Scholarship tells us that only one other example with the same case and dial combination exist making the present watch a true gem for the collector of vintage Patek Philippe. It is also important to mention that the present watch spent close to a year within the Patek Philippe workshops in Geneva for a full restoration as attested by the accompanying invoice for CHF 17,917.

  • Artist Biography

    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 attractive gold and platinum plated rectangular wristwatch with Breguet numerals and engraved case

30mm. Length (without lugs) x 25mm. Width
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF20,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE

Geneva Auctions 13 – 14 May 2017