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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1903
    Movement No: 124’761
    Case No: 236’106
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 18’’’
    Dimensions: 50mm diameter
    Signed: Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with Breguet numerals in 1903, and its subsequent sale on November 8th, 1905.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Minute repeating wristwatches are one of the most desired and collected timepieces today, however they came from a long tradition in complicated horological movements, with a history dating to early striking clock in towns and villages. In the 19th century, repeating tall clocks and desk clocks were miniaturized so in the darkness of night one could activate their pocket watch and hear the time chimed. Patek Philippe has been at the forefront of repeating technology and has always been known for the clarity and rich tone each of their watches produces.

    The present yellow gold minute repeating pocket watch features a desirable white enamel dial with Breguet numerals, and outer red Arabic numerals as confirmed on the Extract from the Archives. The cuvette is engraved “Samuel Fletcher Pratt 1905. This repeater is the perfect example of the quality craftsmanship by the famed brand, and is in excellent overall condition with a lovely repeat tone.

  • 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 fine and attractive yellow gold minute repeating open-faced pocket watch with enamel dial Breguet numerals

百達翡麗,精細罕有,18K黃金三問懷錶,備白色琺瑯錶盤,1903年製。附後補證書

1903
50mm diameter
Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed.

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 300,000 
€17,200-32,300
$20,500-38,500

Sold for HK$176,400

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020