• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 110

    Patek Philippe. A lady's unusual and attractive, possibly unique 18K gold, diamond, lapis lazuli and chrysoprase bracelet watch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 4196/1, MOVEMENT NO. 1'244'957, CASE NO. 2'679'868, MANUFACTURED IN 1971

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A lady's unusual and attractive, possibly unique 18K gold, diamond, lapis lazuli and chrysoprase bracelet watch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 4196/1, movement no. 1'244'957, case no. 2'679'868, manufactured in 1971
    Cal. 13,5 nickel-finished lever movement, 20 jewels, brushed gilt dial, applied gold baton numerals, oval case, diamond-set bezel, snap on back, swiveling within the gold and cabochon chrysoprase-set outer ring, bracelet consisting of articulated gold, diamond and alternating cabochon lapis lazuli and chrysoprase-set circular links, case, dial and movement signed
    32 mm. wide & approx. 170 mm. overall length


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with yellow gold bracelet, diamonds, lapis lazuli and chrysoprase cabochons in 1971 and its subsequent sale on 22 December 1971.

    To the best of our knowledge, this watch has never been offered at auction before and is furthermore the first example of a reference 4196/1 to appear in public to date.

    It represents a fine example of a highly jewelled wristwatch by Patek Philippe. Mostly made by special order or for a particular event or exhibition, such watches are in general unique pieces.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A LADY