Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI Hong Kong Saturday, November 28, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: Circa 1945
    Reference No: 600/2
    Movement No: 881’839
    Case No: 419’758
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 17”’, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 44.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Update Extract

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Patek Philippe pink gold open-faced pocket watch from circa 1945 fitted with a matching “salmon” dial is a romantic timepiece once taking a closer look inside. With a case dimension measuring 44.5mm diameter stamped with key no. 23 was made by casemaker Eggly & Cie, a Patek Philippe case supplier at the time. Powered by a cal. 17”’ nickel finished keyless lever movement, it is further stamped twice with the Geneva seal and further stamped “PXP” indicating that the present timepiece was exported to the American market. Furthermore, the inside of the caseback is further engraved with “H.B. Michener from Estella H. Michener (December 25, 1946), indicating that perhaps it was a special Christmas present from wife to husband.

    With a romanticized appeal, the present Patek Philippe pink gold pocket watch will certainly make a perfect Christmas present in the coming month to the love of your life.

  • 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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Ref. 600/2
A fine and attractive pink gold open-faced pocket watch with small seconds and “pink” dial

Circa 1945
44.5mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$24,000 - 40,000 

Sold for HK$32,760

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020