A fine 18k pink gold quarter repeating keyless lever watch with Breguet numerals, Certificate of Origin, presentation box, additional crystal and mainspring

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1882
    Case No: 65'238
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 18’’’
    Dimensions: 48.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, cuvette and dial signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by original certificate of origin, brown leather fitted Patek Philippe presentation box, original numbered additional crystal and additional mainspring. Further accompanied by Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1882 and its subsequent sale on February 22nd, 1883.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The repeating timepiece was first developed in the late 17th when Daniel Quare invented an hour and quarter striking mechanism, which in 1687 along with Thomas Tompion and Edward Barlow they received a patent for a quarter repeating mechanism on two hammers. Additional highlights in the evolution of the repeating watch included Samuel Watsons five-minute repeater in 1710, and Thomas Mudges first striking minute repeating watch around 1750. Abraham-Louis Breguet created a two-tone repeating with the use of gongs striking a steel coil inside the case. Patek Philippe introduced their first quarter repeating watch around 1839, and their first minute repeater in 1845.

    The present quarter repeating openface pocket is an early generation example of a Patek Philippe complicated watch, and demonstrates from its very beginning, the brand was committed to quality high grade finished movements. It is these characteristics that collectors seek out today in both modern and vintage timepieces. This openface watch from 1882 remains in very good overall condition with a clear tone repeating mechanism. Furthermore, it is accompanied by its original Certificate of Origin, fitted presentation box, as well additional crystal and mainspring. The watch is a complete package and a wonderful opportunity to own a rare and fine Patek Philippe complicated timepiece.

  • Maker Bio

    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 18k pink gold quarter repeating keyless lever watch with Breguet numerals, Certificate of Origin, presentation box, additional crystal and mainspring

百達翡麗,18K玫瑰金懷錶,備三問報時、寶璣字錶盤,1882年製。附錶盒、原裝證書

1882
48.5mm Diameter
Case, cuvette and dial signed

Estimate
HK$130,000 - 200,000 
€15,000-23,100
$16,700-25,600

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019