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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 274

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold, enamel and diamond-set openface keyless lever pendant watch with brooch and original box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 104'854, CASE NO. 217'316, MANUFACTURED IN 1895

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold, enamel and diamond-set openface keyless lever pendant watch with brooch and original box
    Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneve, movement no. 104'854, case no. 217'316, manufactured in 1895
    Cal. 10''' nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, in 18K gold frame with glazed dust cover, the translucent scarlet enamel dial on guilloché sunburst design background, gilt Breguet numerals, gold Louis XV hands, the circular outer case with translucent scarlet champlevé enamel on guilloché background and diamond-set floral and foliage decorated bezel and rim, the reverse centred by an asymmetrical painted polychrome enamel miniature depicting a nymph holding a cornucopia, surrounded by a diamond-set border, together with a matching 18K gold and translucent scarlet enamel wing-shaped brooch enhanced with diamond-set Ottoman motifs, case numbered, dial and movement signed
    27 mm. diam. & 73 mm. overall length


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with red enamel dial and dauphine hour markers, "Amour" surrounded with rose-cut diamonds and red enamel to the 18K yellow gold inner case in 1859 and its subsequent sale on 25 September 1899. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe original fitted leather presentation box numbered 104'854 containing a spare crystal.

    The Extract from the Archives also confirms an outer case in 18K pink gold with "Hercule" in repoussé work which does not exist anymore. However given the fact that the presentation box of this watch was originally fitted to house it with a brooch, the outer case might have been used for the manufacture of the brooch shortly after the purchase of the watch in 1899.

    Similarly decorated Art Nouveau pendant watches are on permanent exhibition at the prestigious Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva, section "From Art Nouveau to Art Deco (1890-1940)".