Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1973
    Reference No: 866/30
    Movement No: 932'196
    Case No: 433'572
    Material: 18k yellow gold and enamel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17'''170, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 47 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 1 March 1975, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch is set with enamel painting 'La Plage près d'Egmund ann Zee' in 1973 and its subsequent sale on 17 March 1975.
    Literature: For a variety of watches painted by Suzanne Rohr, please see Patek Philippe Museum, Patek Philippe Watches, Volume II, pages 370 to 373.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Suzanne Rohr is perhaps the last master enameller of this generation. Over 70 years old, Rohr has created some of the most beautiful and exquisite enamel miniatures in the world. Producing only one enamel masterpiece every two years, Rohr's miniatures are amongst the most sought after pieces today. Rohr’s genius lies in her range of style. She can embody an Old Master, Impressionist or even portraitist with great ease, fluidly adapting her style with any kind of subject matter

    The present enamel miniature is after Jacob van Ruisdael's "The Shore at Egmond-aan-Zee", currently on view at The National Gallery in London. Jacob van Ruisdael (b. about 1628 Haarlem, the Netherlands, d. 1682 Amsterdam) learned to paint from his father, a framemaker, art dealer and painter, and from his uncle Solomon van Ruysdael.

  • 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. 866/30
An exceptional and unique yellow gold openface watch with enamel miniature painted by Suzanne Rohr after a painting by Jacob van Ruisdael with original certificate and fitted presentation box

47 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$1,800,000 - 2,500,000 

Sold for HK$3,200,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017