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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 276

    Patek Philippe. An exquisite 18K white and yellow gold, enamel and diamond-set openface pendant watch with original chain

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENEVE, RETAILED BY COWELL & HUBBARD CO., CLEVELAND, OHIO, MOVEMENT NO. 152'505, CASE NO. 257'900, MANUFACTURED IN 1908

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. An exquisite 18K white and yellow gold, enamel and diamond-set openface pendant watch with original chain
    Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneve, retailed by Cowell & Hubbard Co., Cleveland, Ohio, movement no. 152'505, case no. 257'900, manufactured in 1908
    Cal. 10''' ultra-thin nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, gold cuvette with engraved inscription Katharine P. Bulkley, Cleveland, Ohio, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, gold Louis XV hands, the circular case with translucent light blue guilloché enamel bezel, the band enhanced with white enamel, the translucent lilac-grey guilloché enamel and white enamel floral and foliage decorated snap on back centred by a finely detailed white gold mounted filigrée rose-cut diamond-set floral decoration, all set within a fine 18K white gold and rose-cut diamond-set filigrée outer frame, amethyst-set crown, together with a similarly decorated, 18K white gold chain consisting of lozenge-shaped yellow gold, translucent lilac enamel and white enamel floral decorated links, case and signed by maker, cuvette and movement signed by maker and retailer
    40 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch ornamented with appliques in platinum and jewellery and blue grey enamel in 1908 and its subsequent sale on 10 April 1909. It is interestingly to note that the chain, "ornamented with enamel", is confirmed by the Extract as well, a highly unusual and rare fact as often such accessories were either not entered in the books or later added.

    Similar enamelled pendant watches are illustrated in Patek Philippe by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, pp. 148 & 149.