Patek Philippe - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1984
    Reference No: 896
    Movement No: 937'115
    Case No: 2'856'069
    Material: 18k yellow gold and diamonds
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17-170
    Dimensions: 47 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with 299 diamonds weighing approximately 7.97 carats and skeletonized dial in 1984 and its subsequent sale on 28 September 1990. Furthermore delivered with an 18k yellow gold chain.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Manufactured in the early 1990s, the present watch is not only retained in exceptional and like new condition, it is also extraordinarily rare. Set with almost 8 carats of diamonds, the watch is an exceptional dress watch and conversation piece. Patek Philippe are masters in everything that they do and the present watch is a perfect illustration of a horological knowhow at the famous Swiss firm.

  • 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. 896
A very fine and rare yellow gold and diamond-set skeletonised openface watch

47 mm. diameter
Case and movement signed

HK$400,000 - 600,000 

Sold for HK$1,062,500

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016