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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 260

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare platinum openface minute repeating keyless lever watch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, MADE FOR BAILEY, BANKS & BIDDLE CO., MOVEMENT NO. 174'923, CASE NO. 406'238, MANUFACTURED IN 1919

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare platinum openface minute repeating keyless lever watch
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, Switzerland, made for Bailey, Banks & Biddle Co., movement no. 174'923, case no. 406'238, manufactured in 1919
    Cal. 17''' nickel-finished Special lever movement, 29 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, minute repeating on two hammers onto two gongs, platinum-plated gold dial, engine-turned centre, Roman numerals on blank chapter ring, subsidiary seconds, plain circular slim case, engraved initials CGL to the outside and inscription From H.G.G. Dec. 25-1925 to the inside of the snap on back, repeating slide in the band, case and movement signed by maker and retailer, dial signed by retailer
    45 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with platinum-plated gold dial with "flinqué" or engine-turned centre and Roman numerals in 1919 and its subsequent sale on 4 August 1920.

    This watch is one of the exceedingly rare examples of a Patek Philippe minute repeating watch cased in platinum to appear in public. It is furthermore preserved in very good, original overall condition.

    Provenance

    The Art of Patek Philippe, Habsburg, Feldman, Geneva 9 April 1989, lot 36.