• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 73

    Patek Philippe. An attractive and possibly unique gilt brass solar-powered table clock

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, DÔME MODEL, REF. 711, MOVEMENT NO. 873'065, CASE NO. 1'500, MANUFACTURED IN 1964

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    Patek Philippe. An attractive and possibly unique gilt brass solar-powered table clock
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Dôme model, ref. 711, movement no. 873'065, case no. 1'500, manufactured in 1964
    Cal. 17'''250 photo-electric cell circular gilt-finished lever movement, 29 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, battery recharged by the solar panel, silvered matte dial, engraved baton numerals on raised gilt chapter ring, gilt dauphine hands, cylindrical case with finely hand-engraved "sinusoid" or undulating pattern, solar panel set into the domed revolving top, on three fluted feet, case and movement numbered, dial signed
    210 mm. high


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present clock with "sinusoids"-pattern engravings in 1964 and its subsequent sale on 21 June 1968.

    This "Dôme" clock is part of the first and now highly collectable series fitted with a 17'''250 mechanical movement, electrically wound and powered through the solar cells.

    The solar-powered "Dôme" table clock was launched in the mid 1950s. Still today, Patek Philippe produces few examples of these light-powered timepieces every year, each unique by its individually decorated case featuring engravings of varying pattern or cloisonné enamel scenes.