An extremely fine and very rare platinum minute repeating split seconds chronograph openface pocket watch with vertical registers

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1922
    Movement No: 197'735
    Case No: 409'791
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17''', 40 jewels
    Dimensions: 45 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch is set with Breguet numerals in 1922 and its subsequent sale on 18 February 1926.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Manufactured in 1922, the present watch is ultra-rare and of incredible value when you consider that it is one of only three known examples of a platinum minute repeating split-seconds chronograph watch by Patek Philippe. The present watch is perfect by any standard. Its classic and harmonious case proportions surround the beautiful silvered dial with vertical registers and painted black Breguet numerals. The watch has been retained in very crisp condition and is working perfectly.

  • 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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An extremely fine and very rare platinum minute repeating split seconds chronograph openface pocket watch with vertical registers

百達翡麗,極精細及罕有,鉑金懷錶,配三問、追針計時功能及垂直子盤,1922年製

1922
45 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$800,000 - 1,200,000 

sold for HK$1,540,000

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: Two

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016