• Lot 212

    Patek Philippe. A fine and early 18K gold hunter case five minute repeating keyless lever watch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, NO. 47'496, MANUFACTURED IN 1873

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and early 18K gold hunter case five minute repeating keyless lever watch
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, no. 47'496, manufactured in 1873
    Cal. 19''' gilt-finished lever movement, 20 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, five minute repeating on two hammers onto two gongs, gold cuvette, white enamel dial, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, engine turned case, initials GW on the front, repeating slide in the ribbed band, case stamped and numbered, cuvette signed and numbered, movement numbered underneath the dial
    53 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with guilloché case, monogram "GW" and garland in 1873 and its subsequent sale on 7 March 1874. Furthermore delivered with copy of the invoice from Patek Philippe Geneva dated 29 July 1986 for the "careful overhaul" totalling CHF 3,810.

    This watch is one of the exceedingly rare early five minute repeating watches to appear in public to date. Consigned by a private collector, it is in well preserved, original overall condition.

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    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF A GENTLEMAN