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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1901
    Movement No: 156'854
    Case No: 408'866
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 17"
    Dimensions: 45mm diameter
    Signed: Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With a Patek Philippe fitted presentation box and additional crystal. Further delivered with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1901 and its subsequent sale on March 5th, 1925

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present open face chronograph is a lovely example of early 20th-century horology. The watch has an elegant appeal with 30-minute register at the 12 o’clock, and subsidiary seconds at the 6 position. The enamel dial has an outer 1/5 seconds track, used with the chronograph function, which is activated through the pusher in the winding crown, and can be locked with the bolt at the 11 o’clock. The watch is in very nice overall condition, and accompanied by a Patek Philippe presentation box. The watch makes the perfect addition to any collector who looks to diversify his or her collection.

  • Maker 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 rare and attractive yellow gold open face chronograph pocket watch with enamel dial, Patek Philippe presentation box and additional crystal

百達翡麗,罕有,18K黃金懷錶,配白色琺瑯錶盤和計時功能,約1901年製。附錶盒、後補證書、備用玻璃

1901
45mm diameter
Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 150,000 
€11,000-16,600
$12,800-19,200

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018