Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1907
    Movement No: 125’392
    Case No: 253’203
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 19”’, lever escapement
    Dimensions: 51mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by original Patek Philipe Certificate of Origin dated 2nd December 1911 and leather presentation box. Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture in 1907, its subsequent date of sale on 2nd December 1911 and the engraved monograms on the caseback.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present pink gold hunter cased chronograph recorder pocket watch by Patek Philippe from 1907 is a beautiful “pre-reference” piece that has been preserved in excellent overall condition throughout its lifetime. Engraved “CL” on the caseback, the initials are of the original owner from Argentina. When opened, the case reveals a well-executed white enamel dial with two registers indicating constant seconds and a 30-minute register. Featuring classic Breguet style numerals, the present pocket watch is a fantastic specimen from the early 20th century with elements perfectly in line with the manufacturer till date. Furthermore, the present pocket watch is accompanied by the original certificate from 1907, original presentation box and a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its subsequent date of manufacture with its corresponding case and movement numbers.

  • 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 very fine and well preserved pink gold hunter case single-button chronograph pocket watch with enamel dial, Breguet numerals, Certificate of Origin and presentation box

51mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$87,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019