Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1966
    Reference No: 715
    Movement No: 893’061
    Case No: 432’039, stamped HOX
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 17-140, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 47mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed by maker, dial signed by retailer
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Patek Philippe fitted black leather presentation box. Further accompanied with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1966 and its subsequent sale on October 31st, 1966.

  • Catalogue Essay

    From their earliest begins in the 19th century, Patek Philippe was at the forefront of quality workmanship and timeless elegance with pocket watches as their main selling product until the raise of wristwatches in the early 20th-century. Today complicated pocket watches attract the most attention, however Patek Philippe’s production of time only watches is incomparable. Through the decades they produced openface and hunter cased watches in a variety of designs and fashions from plain cased to intricately enameled watches that command a premium at auction. The reference 715 is part of a line of watches produced from the early 1940s until the 1990s, which demonstrate their classic timelessness even with time only pocket watches.

    Beginning in the 1940s the “Bell Pendant” reference 706 was released, followed by the reference 715 like the present watch, which replaced the earlier model in 1960 and finally it was replaced by the reference 866 beginning in 1969. Each maintains a mid-20th century design however the crown and pendent on the reference 866 is larger than its predecessors. The present watch from 1966 was retailed by Tiffany & Co. and the movement’s HOX stamp confirms the watch was sent to the United States for sale. In excellent overall condition, this time only pocket watch is a perfect companion piece to any 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. 715
A fine and attractive yellow gold openface pocket watch with presentation box, retailed by Tiffany & Co.

47mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed by maker, dial signed by retailer

HK$62,000 - 100,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019