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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 251

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and large 18K gold hunter case minute repeating keyless lever chronograph watch with original invoice, certificate and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, NO. 48'149, MANUFACTURED IN 1879

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and large 18K gold hunter case minute repeating keyless lever chronograph watch with original invoice, certificate and box
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, No. 48'149, manufactured in 1879
    Cal. 19''' nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, repeating on two polished steel hammers onto two gongs, gold cuvette with engraved inscription Carlos Zuberbühler de su senora Josefa Petrona, Ginebra, 1880, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer red Arabic five minute divisions, blued steel spade hands, subsidiary seconds, in circular case with engraved initials CZ to the front, repeating slide and chronograph button in the band, case stamped and numbered, cuvette signed and numbered, movement numbered underneath the dial
    52 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie dated 20 March 1880, invoice dated 19 March 1880 addressed to Monsieur Charles Zuberbühler amounting to a total of Swiss Francs 2,500 for the present watch, invoice dated 18 April 1972 addressed to Monsieur Alberto Ayerza Zuberbühler for a complete revision, original fitted presentation box number 48'149 containing the original spare crystal. Furthermore delivered with the Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with engraved monogram C.Z. on the case back in 1879 and its subsequent sale on 20 March 1880.

    Having remained in the same family until at least 1972, this watch has never been offered in public before. It is an extremely fine collector's piece in excellent overall condition, still retaining the original documents as well as its box.