Patek Philippe - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1980
    Reference No: 1191
    Movement No: 1'803'537
    Case No: 11'534
    Material: 18k yellow gold, silver, diamond, mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli and translucent royal blue enamel
    Calibre: Charged by photo-electric cell, 33'''
    Dimensions: 370 mm. high and 6.4 kilograms
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe fitted presentation box and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present clock with guilloche covered with blue translucent enamel, applied gold ornament, four dolphins set with diamonds weighing approximately 2.51 carats in 1980 and its subsequent sale on 11 December 1987.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe are the masters in every task they undertake. This magnificent baroque style clock is arguably one of the most important and exceptional clocks Patek has ever manufactured. Consigned by an astute and important Asian collector, the clock is constructed from yellow gold, silver, diamonds, mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli and translucent royal blue enamel and weighs an incredible 6.4 kilograms.

    The overwhelming craftsmanship, attention to detail and the thought put into constructing this clock is quite amazing. From the shell crafted from lapis to the incredibly detail of the gold dolphins set with diamonds to the claw-like feet, the exceptional attention to detail is unique and illustrates to us that Patek Philippe are the masters in all that they do.

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  • 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. 1191
A magnificent, impressive and unique yellow gold, silver, diamond, lapis lazuli and translucent royal blue enamel museum quality baroque style dome clock with mother-of-pearl dial and original fitted presentation box

370 mm. high and 6.4 kilograms
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$3,000,000 - 6,000,000 

Sold for HK$5,120,000

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016