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Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating keyless lever split seconds chronograph watch with 30 minutes register
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating keyless lever split seconds chronograph watch with 30 minutes register

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, MOVEMENT NO. 156'728, CASE NO. 269'241, MANUFACTURED IN 1910

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Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating keyless lever split seconds chronograph watch with 30 minutes register
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, movement no. 156'728, case no. 269'241, manufactured in 1910
Cal. 19''' nickel-finished lever movement, 41 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, wolf's tooth winding, repeating on two polished steel hammers onto two gongs, gold cuvette with engraved inscription A. Ericsson Petrograd, the champagne dial with Breguet numerals, blued steel spade hands, two subsidiary dials indicating 30 minutes register and constant seconds, in plain case with repeating slide in the band, split seconds chronograph operated by a button in the band and through the crown, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
53 mm. diam.

Lot Essay

Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1910 and its subsequent sale on 29 December 1915.

It is thought that the present watch was made for Alexander Ericsson, a chronometer maker and son of August Ericsson.

August Ericsson (1842-c1910) was a Swedish watchmaker who opened a flourishing workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia around 1875. He supplied a large part of the marine chronometers to the Imperial Navy, generally using movements made by the renowned chronometer maker Victor Kullberg, also a Swede. After August's death his son Alexander continued the business.

When Ericsson bought his watch from Patek Philippe in 1915, the city of St. Petersburg had already been renamed to Petrograd. In 1924 it became Leningrad until finally getting back its old and original name St. Petersburg in 1991.
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