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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1911
    Movement No: 162'749
    Case No: 500’693, monogramed “ESC”
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 19”, 21 jewels
    Dimensions: 50mm diameter
    Signed: Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with guilloche case back in 1911 and its subsequent sale on December 7th, 1916

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is a lovely example of a time only open face pocket watch that goes beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary, with an “Extra” movement and Guillaume balance. According to the extract, the watch received a rating certificate from the Geneva Observatory on January 16th, 1914. The cuvette reads “Made for Edgar C. Stiles New Haven Conn. 1916 by Patek Philippe & Co. Geneva”. An internet search finds the Stiles family spread out across New England, and today there is an Edgar C. Stiles elementary school in New Haven, Ct. The movement further signed The Ford Company New Haven, Conn., which presumably is the retailer, however there is no record of the 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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A rare and very fine yellow gold open face pocket watch with “Extra” movement and Guillaume Balance

1911
50mm diameter
Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$62,000 - 94,000 
€6,800-10,400
$7,900-12,100

Sold for HK$87,500

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