Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1962
    Reference No: 925
    Movement No: 873'225
    Case No: 813
    Model Name: Rock
    Material: Gilt brass and lapis lazuli
    Calibre: Solar powered, cal. 17''', 29 jewels
    Dimensions: 140mm Length x 140mm Height x 90mm Depth
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by a red leather Patek Philippe fitted presentation box. Further accompanied by Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with lapis lazuli indices and “Rock” engraving in 1962 and its subsequent sale on June 14th, 1973.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present clock from 1962 is a delightful representation of this period. The square-shaped clock is supported by four columns and the case covered in a geometric free form design reminiscent of the surface of a rock. The dial is exposed through an oversized glass window and enhanced with the addition of lapis lazuli markers. Mid-Century modernism combined new elements with old, juxtaposing contrasting textures, the sleek columns of the clock play off the geometric case design. In excellent overall condition this reference 925 is the only known example thus far at auction and makes a wonderful addition to any vintage collection.

  • 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. 925
A rare, attractive and unusual gilt brass and lapis lazuli desk clock with "Rock" engraved dial

140mm Length x 140mm Height x 90mm Depth
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$39,000 - 78,000 

Sold for HK$87,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019