Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1982
    Reference No: 918/001
    Movement No: 937'076
    Case No: 2'801'988
    Material: 18k yellow gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17''170SQ, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 45 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated June 1986 confirming that the watch is set with 188 diamonds weighing 1.66 carats and 124 diamonds weighing 0.75 carats, Registered Guarantee Card, instruction manual, product literature, sales tag, leather portfolio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1982 and its subsequent sale on 19 June 1986.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Manufactured in the mid-1980's, the present watch is not only retained in all original and exceptional condition, it is also extraordinarily rare. Set with diamonds to the front and back bezels including the bow, the watch is an exceptional dress watch and conversation piece. Patek Philippe are masters at everything that they do and the present watch is a perfect illustration of the horological know-how at the famous manufacture.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner


Ref. 918/001
A very fine and rare yellow gold and diamond-set oval skeletonised pocket watch with original certificate and fitted presentation box

45 mm. width
Case, dial and movement

HK$450,000 - 700,000 

Sold for HK$937,500

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