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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1969
    Reference No: 766
    Movement No: 874'280
    Material: Gilt brass and enamel
    Calibre: 17'''250, photo electric-cell
    Dimensions: 210 mm. high
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, dial further signed by the retailer, enamel signed by the artist, case furthermore stamped with Cartier hand stamped numbers
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1969 and its subsequent sale on 31 March 1969.
    Literature: For another example of a Patek Philippe enamel dome clock from the same period, please see Patek Philippe Museum, Patek Philippe Watches, Volume II, pages 404 and 405.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe cloisonné enamel dome clock has increased in value and collectability tremendously in the last few years. Each piece is unique with varying themes and only a small select number of artists are qualified on such objects that have curves to the panels where the enamel lies. The enamel of the present dome clock was created by Madame Luce Chappaz, the esteemed enameller, whose work can be found on various other clocks and watches. The theme of this dome clock takes inspiration from sailing and is titled 'Jeux de Voiles', which in English translates to set of sails. The enamel work is beautifully executed in extremely vibrant colours and is free of any restoration or damage at all. In addition, the clock was retailed by the renowned jeweler, Cartier, in 1969.

  • 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. 766
An extremely fine and unique gilt brass solar power dome table clock with pocket watch movement and cloisonné enamel scene 'Jeux de Voiles' by Madame Luce Chappaz, retailed by Cartier

1969
210 mm. high
Case, dial and movement signed, dial further signed by the retailer, enamel signed by the artist, case furthermore stamped with Cartier hand stamped numbers

Estimate
HK$960,000 - 2,000,000 
€116,000-241,000
$120,000-250,000

Sold for HK$1,500,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Specialist
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Jill Chen
Specialist
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017