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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Painting completed in 1990 and sold in 2007
    Reference No: 865/104
    Movement No: 933'336
    Case No: 2'831'084
    Material: 18k yellow gold and enamel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17-170, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 47.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 30 June 2007, product literature confirming the case is set with a miniature enamel painting representing the Geneva landscape, after a painting Vue de Genève et du Mont Blanc by Jean-Baptiste Arnout (1788-1865) , leather portfolio, portfolio photograph of the present watch, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2006 and its subsequent sale on 30 June 2007.
    Literature: For another example of a Suzanne Rohr enamel pocket watch, please see Patek Philippe Museum, Patek Philippe Watches Vol II, page 370 to 371.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Exquisitely painted is how one expects to see Suzanne Rohr's work. Without a doubt, her creations are the most sought after in the world of enamels for watches manufactured by Patek Philippe. The painting, here accompanying this hunting case watch, is an exceptional work of art, and is beautifully painted. The scene is based on a panting by Jean-Baptiste Arnout (1788-1865), which is entitled "Vue de Genève et du Mont Blanc" (A View of Geneva and the Mont Blanc).

    The case is finely engraved with scroll work, adding a further level of sophistication to this hunting case masterpiece. Fresh to the market, and accompanied by its original certificate, portfolio photographs and box, the watch is as good as it gets with looking to acquire a Suzanne Rohr and is in a pristine 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. 865/104
An exceptional and unique hunter case yellow gold watch with enamel miniature, painted by Suzanne Rohr after a painting by Jean-Baptise Arnout

Painting completed in 1990 and sold in 2007
47.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$950,000 - 1,500,000 

Sold for HK$2,560,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am