A fine and attractive chiselled and enameled platinum open face watch with art deco numerals

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1921
    Movement No: 802'291
    Case No: 409'123
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 15"', 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 43mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by original archival photo from the archives of Jacot Guillarmod and Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production in 1921 and subsequent sale on August 27, 1923.
    Literature: Similar art deco watches decorated by Jacot Guillarmod are featured in Patek Philippe The Authorized Biography by Nicholas Foulkes p. 159

  • Catalogue Essay

    A bold study in art deco aesthetics the present Patek Philippe pocket watch is visually arresting. The thin platinum case and bow are finely hand chiseled and enameled with a leaf motif by Jacot Guillarmod, one of Geneva’s most prominent artisans from the first half of the 20th century who was specialized in case decoration for the likes of Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe.

    The light cream grené dial features beautiful Arabic numerals in the purest art deco style, Breguet hands adding the last touch to this gem of horological design.

    In wonderful condition the present pocket watch would be a stellar addition to the collection of the distinguished collector appreciating the mix of fine crafts and horology.

  • 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 attractive chiselled and enameled platinum open face watch with art deco numerals

1921
43mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF4,000 - 6,000 
€3,500-5,300
$4,100-6,100

sold for CHF12,500

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 89
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018