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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1911
    Movement No: 157'235
    Case No: 276'383
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 19"", 31 jewels
    Dimensions: 50mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie and Relevé des Marches Quotidiennes dated October 25, 1913 and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1911 and its subsequent sale on October 25, 1913.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe has manufactured pocket watches since its founding in 1839, and established its world class reputation by creating many of the world’s most complicated and spectacular watches.

    The brand has a reputation of creating some of the best sounding repeater pocket and wristwatches and the present watch is a proud member of this exclusive family.

    Standing out with its solid 50mm. case diameter and displays a sober and elegant design with enamel dial and Breguet numerals. The outer caseback is delicately engraved with the initials HT, the inner case back is engraved in Dutch with words of gratitude from a business partner to H Turing for his retirement as British consul and dated August 1, 1913.

    The generous case size enhances the deep and crystalline chimes. Enhancing the general desirability of this timepiece is the fact that it comes full with original fitted box, original Certificate of Origin and Guarantee as well as rate results ("relevé de marches quotidiennes)" undertaken by Patek Philippe and dated October 25, 1913.

  • 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 very fine and attractive yellow gold minute repeating open face pocketwatch with fitted box and papers

1911
50mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 30,000 
€17,300-25,900
$20,700-31,000

Sold for CHF47,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: SIX

Geneva Auctions 11 - 12 November 2017