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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1903
    Movement No: 124'841
    Case No: 237'011
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17'''
    Dimensions: 47 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and Warranty dated August 1905 and fitted presentation box. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with enamel dial, Breguet numerals, red minute figures and subsidiary seconds in 1903 and its subsequent sale on 1 May 1905.
    Literature: For another example of a openface minute repeating pocket watch, please see Patek Philippe Geneve by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, page 230.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Minute repeating Patek Philippe pocket watches are still incredibly under valued today. The present watch with hidden hinge, Certificate of Origin and original fitted presentation box, is a complete package and allows us to enjoy the history of one of the world most famous watch brands at a incredibly affordable price.

  • 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 fine and rare yellow gold openface minute repeating pocket watch with enamel dial, original certificate and fitted presentation box, retailed by T. Ne. Dickinson & Co. Buffalo NY

1903
47 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$212,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Specialist
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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