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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 982/147R-001
    Movement No: 5’644’400
    Case No: 4’562’807
    Model Name: Peregrine Falcon
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 1-17 LEP PS IRM, 20 jewels
    Dimensions: 45mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Boodles. LTD United Kingdom dated 19th January 2016, leather portfolio, protective case, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe is certainly no stranger when it comes to preserving the long-standing tradition of exquisite artisanal craftsmanship and heritage. Dedicated in safeguarding ancestral techniques such as enamelling, hand engraving and marquetry, each year at the Rare Handcrafts exhibition held at the historical Patek Philippe Salon along the ritzy Rue du Rhone by the Geneva lake, collectors gets to admire these artisanal works with virtuosity finished with the highest level of perfection. The Rare Handcrafts collection captures the creativity and diversity of the brand’s metiers d’art, taking all forms of canvas from watches, clocks to pocket watches, the collection blossoms with a stunning series of vivid depictions of landscapes, architecture, paintings, art and animals.

    Presented as part of the Rare Handcraft collection in 2013 as a piece unique, the Peregrine Falcon open-faced pocket watch ref. 982/147 exhibits the spectacular decoration of Marquetry, a technique consist of stacking sheets of veneer into black, followed by a cutting process to produce fine wood pieces that only a handful of marquetry makers can assemble into art pieces. Depicting a symbol of freedom, the Peregrine Falcon is an elite predator also known as the wanderer is the world’s most widespread raptors that reaches a speed up to 200 miles per hour during their hunt. Nearly photorealistic and framed by an artistically engraved bezel in 18K pink gold, the eminent falcon resting on a branch is crafted in wood intarsia, consisting of 250 pieces of 20 different wood species into one to complete the dial. Turning the watch over is the equally stunning watch face finished with marquetry in blue-dyed Maplewood with inlays of pink-speckled pietersite (semi-precious gem) for the power reserve indication and the small seconds register. Featuring the elegance of Breguet numerals in matching pink gold, the slender leaf-shaped hands tells time with grace. The elaborate relief engravings not only grace the bezel of the watch, but also the bow and the winding crown which is set with a red pietersite cabochon that perfectly matches the falcon’s feathers. Powered by the manually wound calibre 1-17 LEP PS with small seconds, the movement reveals the mark of excellence, the Patek Philippe seal.

    Presenting equal synthesis of grace and precision between Patek Philippe and the speedy falcon, the present pocket watch is preserved in gorgeous condition boasting strong and crisp hallmarks, and is accompanied with its Certificate of Origin and original set of accessories. A truly precious opportunity to acquire this exquisite piece of art made unique, the Perregrine Falcon will sure impress collectors with refined taste.

  • 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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Ref. 982/147R-001
A unique, highly rare and attractive pink gold open-faced pocket watch with marquetry dial, Breguet numerals, small seconds, power reserve indication, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

Circa 2016
45mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$1,170,000 - 2,000,000 
€137,000-235,000
$150,000-256,000

Sold for HK$2,520,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022