14 November 2016,
Price realised CHF 18,750
Estimate CHF 10,000 - CHF 15,000
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold openface split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland, movement no. 137'926, case no. 263’218, manufactured in 1909
MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 17''', 25 jewels
DIAL: white enamel, Breguet numerals, outer red Arabic five minute divisions, subsidiary seconds, instantaneous 30 minute register
CASE: 18K gold, split seconds chronograph operated through the crown and one button in the band, back with engraved monogram “CA”, hinged gold cuvette with the engraved inscription Souvenir 1922, 49 mm. diam.
SIGNED: case, cuvette, dial, movement
ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch with enamel dial, Breguet numerals, red minute figures and subsidiary seconds in 1909 and its subsequent sale on 20 July 1922
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A similar split seconds chronograph watch is illustrated in Patek Philippe Pocketwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 193, pl. 165, and in Patek Philippe Museum - Patek Philippe - Volume I, p. 380.
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