An early, highly rare and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with luminous numerals, hands and bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1911
    Movement No: 164'275
    Case No: 284'643
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 10'''
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold bracelet, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold folding clasp
    Dimensions: 25mm Width and 40mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1911 with tonneau-shaped case no. 9 and dauphine numerals and its subsequent sale on June 7, 1919.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This early Patek Philippe wristwatch most notably displays luminous hands and numerals. Preserved in very original condition, this timepiece exudes character and charisma. Furthermore, the hard enamel signature remains raised and crisp.

    Offered by the descendants of the original owner, it still displays the case back number on the outside caseback, which would have disappeared with excessive polishing. This wristwatch was produced during a period where Patek Philippe had not yet serially numbered its watches.

  • 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 early, highly rare and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with luminous numerals, hands and bracelet

1911
25mm Width and 40mm Length
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF5,000 - 8,000 
€4,600-7,400
$5,000-8,100

sold for CHF3,500

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East
+ 41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019