A fine and rare pink gold open faced pocket watch with small seconds, keyless lever, jump hour and enamel dial, retailed by Enrico Volpe, Bari

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1886
    Movement No: 75’345
    Case No: 75’345
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 19”’
    Dimensions: 54mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and cuvette signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the archives confirming its date of manufacture in 1886 and its subsequent date of sale on 21st June 1887.
    Provenance: The present pocketwatch is prominently illustrated and first appear in 'The Art of Patek Phillippe' auction on 9 April 1989 by Hasburg Feldman Fine Art Auctioneers, pages 226, lot 248.

  • Provenance

    The present pocketwatch is prominently illustrated and first appear in 'The Art of Patek Phillippe' auction on 9 April 1989 by Hasburg Feldman Fine Art Auctioneers, pages 226, lot 248.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Unusual in its own respect, due to its jump hour style dial layout with a hand to tell the minutes, the present pink gold keyless lever pocket watch belongs to an early specimen of Patek Phillippe’s fine craftsmanship. Hidden under the white enamel dial lays the caliber 19”’ with frosted gilded movement, moustache lever and wolf’s tooth winding. When one focuses on the dial, an italian retailer signature “Enrico Volpe Bari” can be witnessed on the right side. It is believed that only 10 examples have ever appeared on the market, making the present pocket watch very rare indeed.

    The present example is further delivered with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its white enamel dial with black minute figures, hour in aperture and its date of manufacture in 1886.

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A fine and rare pink gold open faced pocket watch with small seconds, keyless lever, jump hour and enamel dial, retailed by Enrico Volpe, Bari

百達翡麗,精細罕有,18K玫瑰金小三針懷錶,備跳時、琺瑯錶盤,由義大利巴里Enrico Volpe銷售,1886年製。附後補證書

1886
54mm diameter
Case, dial and cuvette signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 250,000 
€13,700-28,600
$15,400-32,100

sold for HK$200,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020