• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 92

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold openface keyless lever watch with power reserve, Guillaume balance and Bulletin d'Observatoire

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, MOVEMENT NO. 190'950, CASE NO. 426'786, MANUFACTURED IN 1926

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold openface keyless lever watch with power reserve, Guillaume balance and Bulletin d'Observatoire
    Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneva, Switzerland, movement no. 190'950, case no. 426'786, manufactured in 1926
    Cal. 19''' nickel-finished Extra quality keyless lever movement numbered twice and stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 21 jewels, Guillaume balance, micrometer regulator, wolf's tooth winding, gold cuvette engraved 2e Prix au Concours de l'Observatoire Astronomique de Genève 1927-1928, white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, two subsidiary dials for power reserve and constant seconds, circular plain case, hidden hinges, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    50 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1926 and its subsequent sale on 30 July 1927. It furthermore states that the Geneva Observatory rating certificate was obtained on 21 July 1927.

    According to the registers of the Geneva Observatory, the present watch was presented at the 1927 contest where it achieved the second prize with 771 points. It had been prepared and adjusted by the renowned precision adjuster F. Moudoux.