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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 280

    Patek Philippe. A fine, rare and large 18K pink gold openface keyless lever watch with 24 hour dial

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENEVE, CHRONOMETRO GONDOLO, FABRICADO EXPRESSAMENTE PARA GONDOLO & LABOURIAU, RELOJOEIROS, RIO DE JANEIRO, MOVEMENT NO. 129'171, CASE NO. 237'071, MANUFACTURED IN 1904

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    Patek Philippe. A fine, rare and large 18K pink gold openface keyless lever watch with 24 hour dial
    Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneve, Chronometro Gondolo, Fabricado expressamente para Gondolo & Labouriau, Relojoeiros, Rio de Janeiro, movement no. 129'171, case no. 237'071, manufactured in 1904
    Cal. 21''' gilt-finished moustache lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, cam wheel regulator, gold wheels, wolf's tooth winding, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with black Arabic 24 hour numerals, red Arabic 3, 6, 9 and 0 indication, blued steel spade hands, subsidiary seconds, in large circular case with engine-turned back centred by a blank cartouche with engraved initials Dr RA, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    56 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture of the present watch with engine-turned case back in 1904 and its subsequent sale on 8 March 1905.

    A similar watch is illustrated in Patek Philippe by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, p. 146, pl. 84.