Patek Philippe. A rare and early 18K gold hunter case quarter repeating keyless lever watch
Patek Philippe. A rare and early 18K gold hunter case quarter repeating keyless lever watch

SIGNED INVENTION & EXÉCUTION DE PATEK PHILIPPE & CO. A GENÈVE, NO. 15'043, MANUFACTURED IN 1857

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Patek Philippe. A rare and early 18K gold hunter case quarter repeating keyless lever watch
Signed Invention & Exécution de Patek Philippe & Co. a Genève, No. 15'043, manufactured in 1857
Cal. 18''' mechanical jewelled lever movement, repeating on two hammers onto two gongs, gold cuvette engraved Invention & Exécution de Patek Philippe & Co. à Genève, No. 15043, white enamel dial, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, engine-turned circular case, repeating slide in the band, case numbered, cuvette signed and numbered
48 mm. diam.

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With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1857 and its subsequent sale on 6 August 1858.
The engraved inscription on the cuvette of this watch, Invention et Exécution, refers to Jean-Adrien Philippe's French patent no. 1317, filed in Paris on 22 April 1845.

Jean-Adrien Philippe specified his invention would be "applicable to all types of watches" - and indeed this feature can be found to date in timepieces which he could probably have never imagined: self-winding and ultra-thin wristwatches, quartz watches, calendar watches and diving watches, just to name some.
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