• Lot 218

    Patek Philippe. An 18K gold openface minute repeating keyless lever watch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, RETAILED BY SPAULDING & CO., CHICAGO, MOVEMENT NO. 174'785, CASE NO. 403'789, MANUFACTURED IN 1917

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    Patek Philippe. An 18K gold openface minute repeating keyless lever watch
    Signed Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland, retailed by Spaulding & Co., Chicago, movement no. 174'785, case no. 403'789, manufactured in 1917
    Cal. 17''' nickel-finished lever movement, 29 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, repeating on two hammers onto two gongs, 18K gold cuvette engraved Nathan Gregg 1919, Hamilton Gregg 1929, white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, outer red Arabic five minute divisions, circular plain case, repeating slide in the band, case and dial signed by maker, cuvette and movement signed by maker and retailer
    46 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1917 and its subsequent sale on 25 July 1918.

    According to the engraved inscription on the cuvette of this watch, it was given to Hamilton Gregg by Nathan Gregg, possibly for his 20th birthday in 1919.

    Nathan Gregg was a prominent investment broker in Denver. His son Hamilton graduated from East Denver High School. The family was socially prominent, belonging to the Denver Athletic Club, the Denver Country Club, and the Denver Motor Club.