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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 408

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold openface keyless lever watch with Guillaume balance

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, MOVEMENT NO. 146'825, CASE NO. 256'085, MANUFACTURED IN 1907

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold openface keyless lever watch with Guillaume balance
    Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneva, Switzerland, movement no. 146'825, case no. 256'085, manufactured in 1907
    Cal. 19''' nickel-finished Extra Quality lever movement numbered twice, bimetallic Guillaume compensation balance with gold poising screws, micrometer regulator, diamond endstone, wolf's tooth winding, gold cuvette with engraved inscription Presented to Charles W. Gordon in appreciation of his devoted labors for the New Minnesota Club House January 4, 1916, the white enamel dial with Breguet numerals, outer red Arabic five minute divisions, gold Louis XV hands, subsidiary seconds, in plain circular case with engraved initials CWG to the back, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    49 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1907 and its subsequent sale on 11 November 1910.

    It is rare to find pocket watches by Patek Philippe with balance staff set with a diamond endstone instead of the more commonly used ruby endstone, a feature only found in movements of superior quality.