A fine and rare yellow gold open face minute-repeating pocket watch with small seconds, enamel dial and Breguet numerals

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1910
    Movement No: 157’081
    Case No: 270’082
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 19”’
    Dimensions: 52mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and cuvette signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the archives confirming its date of manufacture in 1910 and its subsequent date of sale on 24th July 1912.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Minute repeating watches has long been an admirable asset to horology since its innovation in the 18th century. Since then, Patek Philippe has developed their honorable reputation as one of the masters of the highly complicated mechanism. Combining elegance and haute horology, the minute repeater is activated by a slider generating a harmonious tone which is chimed out by two hammers striking against a gong to depict the time.

    The present yellow gold minute repeating pocket watch by Patek Philippe featuring a desirable white enamel dial with painted Breguet numerals is a perfect example of the quality craftsmanship of the famed manufacturer. Generating a loud and high pitched chime, it is powered by the cal. 19”’, Victorin Piguet & Cie ebauche, rhodium plated movement with a straight line lever escapement.

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    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 yellow gold open face minute-repeating pocket watch with small seconds, enamel dial and Breguet numerals

百達翡麗,精細罕有,18K黃金三問懷錶,備琺瑯錶盤、寶璣數字時標,1910年製。附後補證書

1910
52mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and cuvette signed

Estimate
HK$130,000 - 180,000 
€14,900-20,600
$16,700-23,100

sold for HK$237,500

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Thomas Perazzi

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+852 2318 2031

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020