Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE Hong Kong Monday, November 30, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1924
    Movement No: 197'967
    Case No: 412'551
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17''', 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 46.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch with raised gold Breguet numerals in gold in 1924 and its subsequent sale on September 26 1927.
    Literature: For another example of a minute repeating watch with split seconds chronograph and retailed by Tiffany & Co. in yellow gold but without Breguet numerals, please see Patek Philippe Museum, Patek Philippe Watches Volume I, page 371.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Combining the most sought after complications at the time, this minute repeating split seconds chronograph watch is manufactured to very high quality, retailed by Tiffany & Co., Patek Philippe's oldest longtime partner and is fitted with applied gold Breguet numerals.

    Still functioning and repeating to this day, this watch represents enormous value for the collector.

  • 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 split seconds chronograph watch with Breguet numerals, retailed by Tiffany & Co.

46.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$290,000 - 500,000 

Sold for HK$350,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am