• Lot 202

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K openface quarter repeating keyless lever watch with original certificate and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, FABRIQUÉ POUR BEYER, ZURICH, MOVEMENT NO. 157'445 CASE NO. 276'841, MANUFACTURED IN 1912

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K openface quarter repeating keyless lever watch with original certificate and box
    Signed Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland, Fabriqué pour Beyer, Zurich, movement no. 157'445 case no. 276'841, manufactured in 1912
    Cal. 18''' nickel-finished lever movement, 31 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, wolf's tooth winding, quarter repeating on two hammers onto two gongs, 18K gold cuvette, gilt dial, Breguet numerals, outer railway minute divisions, subsidiary seconds, circular plain case, repeating slide in the band, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    50 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with gilded dial and Breguet numerals in 1912 and its subsequent sale on 26 September 1929. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe original fitted brown presentation box containing two spare springs.

    To the best of our knowledge, this watch has never been offered in public before.
    Beyer Chronometrie Zurich
    Since its foundation in 1760, the prestigious firm has always been passed down from father to son, each a fully trained watchmaker. Beyer Chronometrie was the first shop in Switzerland specializing exclusively in watches, clocks and jewellery. The firm is currently managed by René Beyer who represents the seventh generation of the Beyer family.

    The company also owns the renowned Clock and Watch Museum Beyer Zurich, one of the world's most important horological collections. It comprises some 500 pieces dating from 1400 BC to the present day.