A rare pink gold hunter case quarter repeating pocket watch with jaquemarts

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  • Manufacturer: Swiss
    Year: Circa 1880
    Movement No: 26'936
    Case No: 26'936
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 45 jewels
    Dimensions: 56 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case and cuvette numbered, cuvette signed
    Accessories: With fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is accompanied with an extremely interesting back story. When admiring the watch, the first feature one notices is that it is signed Pateck & Ci. In Patek Philippe Watches by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, the authors discuss an event on the 9th of July 1885, where Jean Adrien Philippe discovered a watch signed Pateck & Ci at the Antwerp World Exhibition. Patek Philippe & Co. subsequently registered a law suit, which lasted many years and resulted in a verdict on the 18th of November 1890 that the firm A. Schwob & Frère was to pay Patek Philippe & Co. a compensation of 15,000 Swiss Francs, which is the sum equaling the profit made from selling the watches falsely signed in this way.

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A rare pink gold hunter case quarter repeating pocket watch with jaquemarts

瑞士,罕有,18K紅金獵殼懷錶,配二問及活動人偶,約1880年製

Circa 1880
56 mm. diameter
Case and cuvette numbered, cuvette signed

Estimate
HK$44,000 - 64,000 

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

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016