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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1911
    Reference No: 98887
    Movement No: 166'224
    Case No: 600'695
    Material: 18k yellow gold and black enamel
    Dimensions: 42 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the movement of the present watch was manufactured in 1911 and encased in 1920. Furthermore confirming that the watch is set with gilt dial and black Roman numerals and its subsequent sale on 30 November 1921.
    Literature: For a similar example, please see Patek Philippe Geneve by Huber and Banbery, page 162.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Fantasy form watches manufactured by Patek Philippe are extremely rare and very hard to come by. Manufactured in 1911 and sold in 1921, the bezel has been beautifully decorated with chased work on black enamel. This decoration gives this watch its contemporary Art Deco look, and is preserved in excellent overall condition. Another intriguing and very rare attribute is the shape of the case and unusual dial configuration.

  • 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. 98887
A highly unusual yellow gold and enamel octagonal openface watch

1911
42 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$187,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am