• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 191

    Patek Philippe. A lady's very fine, rare and elegant platinum and diamond-set rectangular Art Deco wristwatch with original fitted box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, RETAILED BY FRECCERO, MONTEVIDEO, MOVEMENT NO. 826'181, CASE NO. 613'498, MANUFACTURED IN 1934

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    Patek Philippe. A lady's very fine, rare and elegant platinum and diamond-set rectangular Art Deco wristwatch with original fitted box
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, retailed by Freccero, Montevideo, movement no. 826'181, case no. 613'498, manufactured in 1934
    Cal. 7''' baguette-shaped nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, silvered dial, black hard enamel Arabic and baton numerals, inner railway minute divisions, rectangular case, later diamond-set bezel, finely engraved scroll decorated sides, snap on back with engraved initials ED in lozenge cartouche and date 30 XII 1936, later diamond-set articulated openwork extended lugs with finely engraved scroll decorated sides, platinum and later diamond-set fasteners to the cord bracelet, platinum clasp, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
    10 mm. wide


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with cord strap in 1934 and its subsequent sale on 7 September 1936. Furthermore delivered with the original fitted presentation box stamped Patek Philippe & Co., Genève and Francisco F. Freccero, 561, 25 de Mayo, 563 Montevideo. According to the Archives of Patek Philippe, it was sold without the diamond-setting which has most likely been added shortly after the sale by Freccero upon request of the original owner.

    To the best of our knowledge, this watch has never been offered in public before.

    Preserved in very good overall condition, the rarity of this attractive timepiece is further enhanced by the retailer's signature Freccero, Patek Philippe's prestigious agent in Montevideo, Uruguay, signed on the dial and in the presentation box.