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Patek Philippe. A Fine Silver Observatory Prize-Winning Openface Pocket Watch with Power Reserve and Original Fitted Box
Patek Philippe. A Fine Silver Observatory Prize-Winning Openface Pocket Watch with Power Reserve and Original Fitted Box

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, MOVEMENT NO. 191'404, CASE NO. 289'520, MANUFACTURED IN 1919

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Patek Philippe. A Fine Silver Observatory Prize-Winning Openface Pocket Watch with Power Reserve and Original Fitted Box
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, Switzerland, Movement No. 191'404, Case No. 289'520, Manufactured in 1919
Movement: Manual, Cal. 22’’’, stamped with the Geneva seal, 21 jewels
Dial: Silvered, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, power reserve
Case: Silver, hinged engraved cuvette reading; AWARDED SECOND PRIZE, GENEVA ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY TIMING CONTEST 1923-1924, 61mm diam.
Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
Accompanied By: A Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on September 16, 1936, a Patek Philippe fitted presentation box

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Very few Patek Philippe watches are designated “Extra”, the present watch is one of those rarified pieces. Only superb watches of the highest chronometer standard were inscribed this way. The present watch was chosen specifically for inclusion in the Observatory Timing Contests of 1923-1924. When destined for participation in this contest, the movements were engraved with the movement number twice. The inscription "Extra" on the bridge of the movement refers to the high finishing of all the parts of the movement. This watch was awarded second prize as confirmed on the cuvette engraving as well as the Extract from the Archives.

To the best of our knowledge this watch has never before been offered in public.

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