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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1901
    Movement No: 111'195
    Case No: 226'620
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 18'''
    Dimensions: 50 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed Tiffany, movement numbered by the maker
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with enamel dial, Breguet numerals, small seconds hand, red figures to the outer minute circle in 1901 and its subsequent sale on 3 September 1901.
    Literature: For a documented history on the relationship between Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. New York, please see Patek Philippe Geneve by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, page 25, 36 and 39.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co. has a relationship dating back to 1851. Their relationship is the longest in Patek Philippe history and watches which bear the Tiffany signature are extremely sought after and celebrated by the market.

    This openface watch with minute repeating, split seconds and registers is a wonderful illustration of the relationship and how the firms respected each other. Every component of the watch is signed Tiffany including the case, dial and movement. When one observes the movement, we can easily see Patek's trademark finishing and their excellence. The case back has a monogram of the over-fork-over crest, which was belonged to the Scottish clan, Cunningham, and legends has it that when the Crest was used, it represented doing a good deed for another.

  • 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 minute repeating openface watch with split seconds chronograph, 60 minute and 12 hour register, retailed by Tiffany & Co. New York

50 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed Tiffany, movement numbered by the maker

HK$200,000 - 300,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am