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

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1914
    Movement No: 174'420
    Case No: 408'956
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 19"
    Dimensions: 52mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1914 and its subsequent sale on June 8th, 1973. Further delivered with an 18k yellow gold watch chain.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is a fine hunter case chronograph pocket watch, and unusual for the fact the movement was made in 1914, however it was not cased and sold until 1973. The 52mm diameter case is large, heavy and solid, with a dial featuring Breguet numerals and easily readable with 30 minute register at the 12 position. Fresh to the market and in excellent condition, all collectors should seek out these early watches as part of a well-rounded collection.

  • 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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A fine and attractive yellow gold hunter case chronograph pocket watch with Breguet numerals and 18K yellow gold watch chain

52mm. Diameter
Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed

HK$62,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$75,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018