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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1923
    Movement No: 806'620
    Case No: 409'314
    Material: 18k gold, grey marble, and black enamel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 17'''
    Dimensions: 45mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present with grey marble back case, and chased bezel in 1923 and its subsequent sale on August 18th, 1923.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe is renowned for it quality and workmanship and the present enamel pocket watch is an example of the aesthetic design that goes in to every watch. The bezel, band and case back are highlighted by a wonderfully crisp leaf motif, which is interspersed with black enamel, while the case back is the gem of the watch. A quick look and what appears to be grey marble with green veining, is in fact precise enamel work. The imitation work is a joy to behold, and one of very few known examples.

    The present watch was last seen in public almost 25 years ago, and today retains its lovely original condition. Whether a collector of fine pocket watches or vintage wristwatches, a well-rounded collection should include very fine examples of enamel pocket watches and the present example is a must own watch.

  • 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 very fine and attractive gold and grey marble enamel openface pocket watch with black enamel and chased bezel

1923
45mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$240,000 - 400,000 
€26,100-43,500
$30,000-50,000

Sold for HK$300,000

Contact Specialist
Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017