Patek Philippe. A lady's very fine, rare and elegant platinum and diamond-set rectangular hinged Art Deco wristwatch with bracelet
Patek Philippe. A lady's very fine, rare and elegant platinum and diamond-set rectangular hinged Art Deco wristwatch with bracelet

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, NO. 174'228, MANUFACTURED IN 1912

Details
Patek Philippe. A lady's very fine, rare and elegant platinum and diamond-set rectangular hinged Art Deco wristwatch with bracelet
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, Switzerland, no. 174'228, manufactured in 1912
Cal. 8''' baguette-shaped nickel-finished lever movement, 8 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, painted ivory-white dial with light blue centre, Breguet numerals, surrounded by finely painted floral decoration, rectangular case, diamond-set bezel, triangular-shaped openwork lugs and crown, pearl-set band, hinged back, matching platinum, diamond and pearl-set bracelet, case and movement signed
20 mm. wide & 42 mm. overall length including lugs

Brought to you by

John Reardon
John Reardon

Lot Essay

With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with painted ivory-white dial, Breguet numerals, platinum bracelet, ornamented with diamonds and pearls in 1912 and its subsequent sale on 26 June 1916.

Fresh to the market this watch is a particularly elegant and refined example of one of Patek Philippe's Belle Epoque creations. The painted decoration on its dial can be attributed to a member of the Dufaux family, renowned enamel painters active in Geneva until the first quarter of the 20th century.

Belle Epoque (1895-1914), a movement of artistic refinement greatly affected the creation of mainstream jewelry. Platinum, malleable yet strong, was used to create jewels of unequaled technical artistry. The light-hearted start to the new century inspired lavish yet delicate jewels to complement the fashion of the hourglass silhouette and pale-colored fabrics, with diamonds and pearls reigning supreme. Flowers, bows and ribbons with a lace-like quality featured in what came to be known as 'The Garland Style'.
;

Related Articles

View all
What are the 10 most desirable auction at Christies
5 reasons watch collectors lov auction at Christies
The best exhibitions of summer auction at Christies

More from Patek Philippe 175

View All
View All