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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 90

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold openface keyless lever jump hour watch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, MOVEMENT NO. 820'813, CASE NO. 415'807, MANUFACTURED IN 1928

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold openface keyless lever jump hour watch
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, Switzerland, movement no. 820'813, case no. 415'807, manufactured in 1928
    Cal. 17''' nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, gold cuvette, champagne dial, outer Arabic five minute divisions, window for the jumping Arabic hours, subsidiary seconds, plain circular case, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    46 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of this jumping hour watch in 1928 and its subsequent sale on 6 August 1947. Furthermore delivered with a Patek Philippe wooden presentation box.

    Patek Philippe made only an exceedingly small number of jump hour watches, both pocket watches and wristwatches, often to special order. To date, the only jump hour model produced in series is reference 3969, the commemorative tonneau-shaped wristwatch made for the firm's 150th anniversary in 1989 (see lots 284 and 412 in this auction).

    The first jump hour pocket watches appeared in the early 19th century but became particularly fashionable during the Art Deco period. Their simplicist layout harmonized perfectly with the purely decorative Art Deco style, seen as elegant, functional, and ultra modern.

    During the "Roaring Twenties", pocket and wristwatches fitted with this unusual display were made by the most eminent makers, notably Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Cartier.

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    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION