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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1969
    Reference No: 811
    Movement No: 874'397
    Case No: 1982
    Material: Gilt brass
    Calibre: Charged by photo-electric cell, 17-250, 28 jewels
    Dimensions: 215 mm. high and 185 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present clock in 1969 and its subsequent sale on 25 May 1970. Furthermore delivered with original sales invoice dated 26 April 1974.
    Literature: For a similar clock, please see Patek Philippe Museum Patek Philippe Watches, Volume II, page 400.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe are very well known for manufacturing various styles of clocks in all shapes and sizes. The most popular is arguably the cloisonné enamel dome clock, however, clocks such as the present lot are becoming more and more trendy. One of the most appealing elements about this particular clock is the overall amazing condition of the clock as well as its fitted presentation box.

  • 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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842

Ref. 811
A fine and rare gilt brass rectangular solar clock with pocket watch movement, sales invoice and fitted presentation box

1969
215 mm. high and 185 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 50,000 
€4,800-6,000
$5,000-6,400

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
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Jill Chen
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017