A very fine and unique yellow gold and enamel hunter case pocket watch

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1988
    Reference No: 865/68
    Movement No: 933'314
    Case No: 539'728
    Material: 18k gold and enamel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17-170, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 47 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with white lacquer dial and black Roman numerals in 1988 and its subsequent sale on 28 June 1990.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 865/68 is a modern interpretation of Patek's skilled art using beautiful case decorations together with enamel and engine-turning. The present watch is in almost pristine condition and seldom do we see hunting case examples at auction. The watch is decorated with a rich royal blue enamel and hand engraved patterns. There are only a very few craftsman left today who can create watches of this caliber.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 865/68
A very fine and unique yellow gold and enamel hunter case pocket watch

百達翡麗,非常精細及獨特,18K黃金及琺瑯獵殼懷錶,型號865/68,1988年製

1988
47 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$150,000 - 250,000 

sold for HK$275,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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