Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX Hong Kong Monday, May 28, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1973
    Reference No: 1100/1
    Movement No: 1'800'029
    Model Name: Pendulette
    Material: Gilt brass
    Calibre: Quartz, cal. 29"
    Dimensions: 21cm x 14cm x 10.5cm
    Signed: Dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With original Patek Philippe fitted presentation box. Further delivered with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1973 and its subsequent sale on May 24th, 1973

  • Catalogue Essay

    This attractive electronic quartz clock was produced by Patek Philippe during the 1970s and is representative of the workmanship from their electronic division, which began research and development in to new technologies in the late 1940s. The design is reminiscent of the mid-20th century with clean lines, and an architectural feel with the four square pilasters at the corners. The faux blue marble adds another dimension to the overall structural concept. This is fresh to the market clock is the eighth known example.

  • 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. 1100/1
A fine gilt brass and faux blue marble rectangular-shaped electronic quartz table clock with center seconds

21cm x 14cm x 10.5cm
Dial and movement signed

HK$65,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$81,250

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018