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Patek Philippe. A unique 18K gold hunter case keyless lever dress watch with engraved deer hunt scene and box
Patek Philippe. A unique 18K gold hunter case keyless lever dress watch with engraved deer hunt scene and box
Patek Philippe. A unique 18K gold hunter case keyless lever dress watch with engraved deer hunt scene and box
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This lot is offered without reserve. On lots marke… Read more PATEK PHILIPPEUnique "Deer Hunt" Ref. 865/13 The Property of a Lady
Patek Philippe. A unique 18K gold hunter case keyless lever dress watch with engraved deer hunt scene and box

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 865/13, MOVEMENT NO. 932'135, CASE NO. 520'962, MANUFACTURED IN 1973

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Patek Philippe. A unique 18K gold hunter case keyless lever dress watch with engraved deer hunt scene and box
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 865/13, movement no. 932'135, case no. 520'962, manufactured in 1973
Movement: cal. 17-170 stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, signed
Dial: signed
Case: both sides finely engraved with a deer hunt scene, 47.5 mm. diam., signed
With: original fitted Patek Philippe presentation box, Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch engraved to front and back with a hunting scene representing "Le courre du cerf aux étangs" (deer hunt at the ponds) in 1973 and its subsequent sale on 1 July 1973.
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Until its consignment to this auction by the family of the original owner the present ref. 865/13 was only known through a Patek Philippe archival image, see illustration. It is preserved in very good overall conditon, both covers finely chased and engraved with the theme "Deer Hunt" as confirmed by the Extract from the Archives. The case was supplied by Favre-Perret, master case makers located in La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Reference 865, a hunter case pocket watch, was launched in 1969 and remained in production until the early 1990s. It was available in yellow and white gold and with a variety of decoration styles, including enamel miniatures or portraits, chased or engraved scenes and others.

It is thought that approx. 220 decorated cases were made by the best artists of the time, each unique.

For other examples of Patek Philippe's dress watches with engraved hunting scenes see Patek Philippe Museum, Patek Philippe Watches, Vol. II, 2013, pp. 382 & 383.

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