• Important Watches  auction at Christies

    Sale 2212

    Important Watches

    15 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 171

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD HUNTER CASE KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH BREGUET NUMERALS, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE AND FITTED PRESENTATION BOX

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 163550, CASE NO. 405086, RETAILED BY A. L'EMERAUDE, LAUSANNE, MANUFACTURED IN 1914

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD HUNTER CASE KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH BREGUET NUMERALS, ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE AND FITTED PRESENTATION BOX
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 163550, CASE NO. 405086, RETAILED BY A. L'EMERAUDE, LAUSANNE, MANUFACTURED IN 1914
    Cal. 20 gilt-finished lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, cam wheel regulator, wolf's tooth winding, hinged gold cuvette, white enamel dial, Breguet numerals, subsidiary seconds, polished circular case, front cover inscribed FRANCISZKOWI PAJDZIE, NOWY ROK 1940 and signed I J Paderewski, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed by maker, cuvette signed by retailer
    53mm diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1914 and its subsequent sale on September 29th, 1919. Further accompanied by a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and original leather presentation box

    Ignacy Jan Paderewski, a Polish painist, composer and statesman was born in 1860 in Kuryl, a former Polish provence in Russia. The present lot was a gift presented to his personal valet Franciszkowi Pajdzie in 1940 for loyal and devoted service.