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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1969
    Reference No: 812
    Movement No: 874'364
    Case No: 1'990
    Material: Gilt brass and enamel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17'''250
    Dimensions: Approximately 405 mm. height and 200 mm. wide
    Signed: Case numbered, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present clock in 1969 and its subsequent sale on 10 July 1970.
    Literature: For another example of a Louis XV Cartel clock which is identical to the present lot, please see Patek Philippe Museum, Patek Philippe Watches Volume II, page 401.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This clock in the Louis XV style is powered by caliber 17'''250. The movement is powered by speed increasing gears, activated approximately every 5 hours by an electric micro motor, powered by an accumulator, charged by a photoelectric cell on the front of the clock, beneath the dial.

    The clock is in extremely well preserved condition.

  • 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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Ref. 812
A fine and rare gilt bronze wall clock in Louis XV style

Approximately 405 mm. height and 200 mm. wide
Case numbered, dial and movement signed

HK$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$93,750

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am