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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1899
    Movement No: 111’597
    Case No: 224’075
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 18"'
    Dimensions: 45mm diameter
    Signed: Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1899 and its subsequent sale on June 27, 1990.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The repeat mechanism is one of the most charming of all the complications found in horology today. A simple ordinary looking timepiece is made magical by the addition of gongs and hammers allowing one to hear the chiming of the time reminiscent of days gone by with striking clocks. Patek Philippe has always been at the forefront of development and their repeat mechanisms are honed to a high degree assuring a rich clear tone. A marvel to watch when striking, the movement becomes both a work of art and a tool.

    The present watch is a fine example of Patek Philippe’s skill with the quarter repeating mechanism having a clear tone when the watch is activated. The watch is enhanced by the rare 24-hour dial with an inner track to 12 o’clock, and an out track calibrated to 24. It is interesting to note that a minute repeating pocket watch with the movement number 111’538 has a similar dial layout, however the outer 24 calibration is featured in red. The watch has a clean modern aesthetic and while functionally a pocket watch is not as convenient as a wristwatch, a repeating wristwatch is a joy to handle and listen to and are watches that all collectors can appreciate.

  • 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 rare pink gold quarter repeating pocket watch with 24-hour dial

45mm diameter
Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed

HK$160,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$212,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019