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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1988
    Reference No: 865/103J
    Movement No: 933'316
    Case No: 2'831'082
    Material: 18k yellow gold and enamel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17-170, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 47.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 26 September 2010, product literature, leather wallet, slip case, fitted presentation box and outer packaging. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1988 with miniature enamel painting "Fire in the Steppe" after A. Roloff and its subsequent sale on 25 May 1994.
    Literature: For a variety of watches painted by Suzanne Rohr, please see Patek Philippe Museum Patek Philippe Watches, Volume II, pages 370 to 373.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Suzanne Rohr is perhaps the last Master Enameller of this generation. Over 70 years old, Rohr has created some of the most beautiful and exquisite enamel miniatures in the world. Producing only one enamel masterpiece every two years, Rohr’s miniatures are among Patek Philippe’s most sought-after pieces today. Rohr’s genius lies in her range of style. She can embody an Old Master, Impressionist or even portraitist with great ease, fluidly adapting her style with any kind of subject matter.

    The present hunter case watch features a stunning polychrome enamel painting after ‘Fire in the Steppe’, by German artist Alfred Roloff. Originally rendered in watercolor in the early 20th century, Rohr has masterfully adapted the medium for an open face watch. Laboriously painted in wonderful subtle tones, the miniature features seven horses galloping in motion across the Steppes. The soft purples and blues of the sky blend seamlessly together, contrasting against the bold brushstrokes of the horses. This painting is signed by Rohr on the bottom left, dated 1990.

    The case is furthermore adorned with gold scroll work, further elevating the craftsmanship of this watch. Presented with its original certificate, and accompanying accessories, this fresh-to-the-market watch pays tribute to the living legend herself.

    百達翡麗 金雕微繪琺瑯懷錶 駿馬圖

    Suzanne Rohr為當代最受歡迎的琺瑯大師之一,多年來為百達翡麗繪製出許多獨一無二的微繪琺瑯懷錶,其精緻美麗的作品在市場上一錶難求。琺瑯的製作過程繁複困難,約兩年才能完成一件作品,Suzanne Rohr擅長將各種不同元素,包括印象派、肖像畫等融合自己的畫風之中,完成極具個人風格的微繪琺瑯懷錶。

    懷錶圖案為Suzanne Rohr臨摹德國畫家Alfred Roloff 二十世紀初期的水彩畫作-草原之火,栩栩如生地描繪出七匹草原上的駿馬,柔和的背景色調和線條生動的馬匹形成強烈對比,懷錶的左下方具有Suzanne Rohr的簽名。


  • 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. 865/103J
An exceptional and unique yellow gold hunter case watch with enamel miniature painted by Suzanne Rohr after a painting by Alfred Roloff with original certificate and fitted presentation box

47.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$1,200,000 - 2,000,000 

Sold for HK$5,000,000

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