• Lot 210

    Patek Philippe. A rare 18K gold hunter case split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with unusual regulator-style dial and American made case

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVA, RETAILED BY JOHN B. GUTTMANN, PENSACOLA, FLO., MOVEMENT NO. 65'022, MANUFACTURED IN 1881

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    Patek Philippe. A rare 18K gold hunter case split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with unusual regulator-style dial and American made case
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, retailed by John B. Guttmann, Pensacola, Flo., movement no. 65'022, manufactured in 1881
    Nickel-finished fully jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, glazed dust cover, American made gold cuvette, white enamel dial, outer 60 seconds ring with red Arabic numerals, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and time display with Roman numerals and blued steel spade hands, American made circular case, split seconds chronograph mechanism operated through one button in the band and through the crown, dial signed by retailer and numbered, movement signed by maker and numbered
    52 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the movement and enamel dial in 1881 and their subsequent sale without case on 10 November 1881.

    Patek Philippe split second chronograph watches featuring a regulator dial, placing the emphasis on the split second chronograph display as opposed to the traditional time display, are extremely rare.

    To our best knowledge, only five split second chronograph watches with regulator dials and hunter cases, some of them American made, are known today. Each is thought to differ from the others either by case, the arrangement of the subsidiary dials horizontally or vertically, both hour and minute hand in the small hour dial or, as common for watches with regulator dials, with central minute hand.