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

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2011
    Reference No: 983
    Movement No: 5'591'629
    Case No: 4'747'977
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 17”, 20 jewels
    Dimensions: 48mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and chain signed
    Accessories: Delivered with leather Patek Philippe pouch and 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe watch chain. Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with power reserve and yellow gold Breguet numerals in 2011 and its subsequent sale on August 17th, 2011

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is a delightful example of a modern day pocket watch based on traditional high-end watchmaking of the past. While today’s collectors seek complicated timepieces, the beauty of the reference 983 is it is a time only watch. It is the essence of horology, and has a modern classic appeal with its gold Breguet numerals. Introduced in 1995, the reference is still produced by Patek Philippe, and this fresh to the market watch is only the second time the reference has appeared at auction. In wonderful condition, and accompanied by its Patek Philippe gold watch chain, this is the perfect watch for any collector.

  • 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. 983
A rare and fine yellow gold hunter cased watch with power reserve, Breguet numerals and 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe watch chain

48mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and chain signed

HK$100,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$175,000

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