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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1928
    Movement No: 818'207
    Case No: 606'706
    Material: 18K white and yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 10'''
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown leather strap
    Dimensions: 25.5 mm. wide
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1928 and its subsequent sale on 31 May 1929.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch absolutely showcases Patek Philippe's flair and creativity in the 1920s. Featuring a two-tone "tortoise-shaped" gold case as confirmed by the Extract from the Archives, the champagne dial furthermore displays raised Breguet numerals, which have developed a charismatic layer of patina over time, lending the watch an incredibly vintage appearance so beloved by collectors and scholars. Spade hands furthermore finish off the look.

  • 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 an International Collector

851

A rare and attractive two-colour gold rectangular wristwatch with champagne dial and Breguet numerals

1928
25.5 mm. wide
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 120,000 
€9,600-14,400
$10,000-15,000

Sold for HK$112,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017