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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 338

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

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, RETAILED BY HENRY J. HOWE, SYRACUSE, NY, MOVEMENT NO. 143'284, CASE NO. 259'438, 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, retailed by Henry J. Howe, Syracuse, NY, movement no. 143'284, case no. 259'438, manufactured in 1907
    Cal. 19''' nickel-finished Extra 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 Jos. D. Green, Syracuse, NY, Dec. 25th, 1911, white enamel dial, Breguet numerals, outer red Arabic five minute divisions, gold Louis XV hands, subsidiary seconds, plain circular case, back with engraved initials JDG, case and dial signed by maker, cuvette and movement signed by maker and retailer
    49 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with enamel dial, Breguet numerals and small second hand in 1907 and its subsequent sale on 3 April 1909.

    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.