• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 40

    Patek Philippe. An unusual and attractive 18K gold and enamel openface keyless lever dress watch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, MOVEMENT NO. 804'370, CASE NO. 411'714, MANUFACTURED IN 1923

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    Patek Philippe. An unusual and attractive 18K gold and enamel openface keyless lever dress watch
    Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneva, Switzerland, movement no. 804'370, case no. 411'714, manufactured in 1923
    Cal. 17''' nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, silvered matte dial, applied silvered Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, circular case, finely inlaid black enamel Art Deco style geometrical decoration to bezel, rim, band, pendant and possibly later bow, chased and engraved initials ACB to the hinged back, case, dial and movement signed
    44 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial, raised gold hour markers, bezel, pendant and bow ornamented with black enamel and chased work, pounced ornament on the case band in 1923 and its subsequent sale on 9 June 1928.