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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 404

    Patek Philippe. A fine and unusual 18K gold openface keyless lever watch with original certificate and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, MOVEMENT NO. 199'702, CASE NO. 408'043, MANUFACTURED IN 1921

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and unusual 18K gold openface keyless lever watch with original certificate and box
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, Switzerland, movement no. 199'702, case no. 408'043, manufactured in 1921
    Cal. 17''' nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, gold cuvette with engraved inscription 1862 1892 MGS à JAS 1926 Nadie Sabe Para Quien Trabaja, the engine-turned gilt dial with Breguet numerals on blank chapter ring, blued steel moon-style hands, subsidiary seconds, finely chased and engraved scroll and foliage decorated case and bow, the hinged back centred by an engraved lion's head surrounded by tropical plants, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    44 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie dated 6 August 1926, presentation box containing a spare crystal and two spare mainsprings. Furthermore delivered with the Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with richly engraved gold case and two monograms in 1921 and its subsequent sale on 6 August 1926.

    For a similar watch engraved with a lion's head see Patek Philippe by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, p. 164, pl. 116 a - c.