Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1919
    Case No: 286’799
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 18”’
    Dimensions: 48mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, cuvette and movement signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture in 1919 and its subsequent date of sale on 13th June 1922.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present chronometer hunter case pocket watch features the cal.18”’ straight line lever escapement. Once the hunter case is opened, an elegant white enamel dial with painted Breguet numerals is revealed with a small seconds counter located at the 6 O’clock position.

    With tremendous precision in movement engineering, Patek Philippe is without a doubt a master in creating some of the most elegant watches. Each caliber manufactured goes through a rigorous procedure of quality control to ensure the highest possible precision in timekeeping.

  • 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 yellow gold hunter case pocket watch with small seconds, enamel dial and Breguet numerals

48mm diameter
Case, dial, cuvette and movement signed

HK$38,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$60,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020