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Patek Philippe. A Fine and Very Rare Gilt Brass Solar-Powered Dome Table Clock with Fitted Box
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Patek Philippe. A Fine and Very Rare Gilt Brass Solar-Powered Dome Table Clock with Fitted Box

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 701, MOVEMENT NO. 872'777, CASE NO. 70'101, MANUFACTURED IN 1956

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Patek Philippe. A Fine and Very Rare Gilt Brass Solar-Powered Dome Table Clock with Fitted Box

Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 701, Movement No. 872'777, Case No. 70'101, Manufactured in 1956
Movement: Quartz, Cal. 33''', photo-electric cell
Dial: Silvered matte dial with finely hand-engraved lozenges pattern, engraved baton numerals on raised gilt chapter ring, gilt dauphine hands
Case: Gilt brass, cylindrical case with finely hand-engraved lozenges pattern, solar panel set into the domed revolving top, case on three fluted feet, 127mm diam., 220mm. high
Signed: Case numbered, dial and movement signed
Accompanied By: A Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on September 18, 1956, and a Patek Philippe fitted presentation box
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Solar-powered dome table clocks were launched by Patek Philippe in the mid-1950s. Still produced today, only few pieces are made every year, each of them being unique through their individually decorated case featuring engravings of varying pattern or cloisonné enamel scenes.

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