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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1911
    Movement No: 163'542
    Case No: 277'949
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 20"
    Dimensions: 58mm diameter
    Signed: Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with Breguet numerals in 1911 and its subsequent sale on November 9th, 1923

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present chronometer features an “Extra” movement designating its high quality and finish. Patek Philippe’s stellar reputation is based both on its innovative design, as well as its technological mastery. Each caliber produced by the manufacturer is made to exacting specifications and guidelines, including jewelling to the train and escapement, the end-stone must be centered on the baseplate, the going train must be angled above and below with polished sink, the winding mechanism must meet registered designs, steeled parts must have polished angles just to name a few. The movements that qualify as “Extra” have more requirements including, jewels set in gold chatons, often with counterpoised straight line lever escapements, micrometer regulators and eight adjustments.

    With a Guillaume balance, “Extra” movement, gold wheels and diamond end-stone the watch was meant not just for timekeeping but for precision timekeeping. In excellent original condition this watch is sure to impress any collector for its highest quality and workmanship.

  • 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 rare and attractive yellow gold hunter case “Extra” chronometer pocket watch with Guillaume balance and Breguet numerals.

1911
58mm diameter
Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$78,000 - 120,000 
€8,600-13,300
$10,000-15,400

Sold for HK$112,500

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