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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1916
    Movement No: 174'606
    Case No: 402'280, cuvette engraved Made for Thomas Henry McClure, Chattanooga Tenn. From A. F. McC 1916
    Material: 18k gold and enamel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 17''', 29 jewels
    Dimensions: 47mm diameter
    Signed: Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed and numbered
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present with black enamel decor and initials "THMC" in 1916 and its subsequent sale on December 6th, 1916.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Manufactured in 1916 and retailed the same year, this lovely open face minute repeating pocket watch appears almost as new today, as it was 100 years ago. Made especially for Thomas Henry McClure, and given by A. F. McC in 1916, the black enamel Murat/Greek design is in wonderful intact condition. Even more spectacular are the black enamel initials THMC, which are confirmed on the extract.

    This watch is fresh to the market and combines all the elements collectors seek in timepieces of the highest quality. The condition is superb, the cream dial is flawless, and the tone and quality of the minute repeating mechanism is incomparable. Enhancing the watch is the retailer’s signature on the movement, Fischer Bro & Co. Chattanooga Tenn. A true gem, this repeating pocket watch is a stellar addition to both a pocket watch or vintage wristwatch collection.

  • 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 rare yellow gold and enamel minute repeating pocket watch made especially Thomas HenryMcClure, and retailed by W. F. Fischer & Bro. Com., Chattanooga, Tenn

47mm diameter
Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed and numbered

HK$320,000 - 480,000 

Sold for HK$400,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017