Patek Philippe. A fine and rare chromium-plated display desk clock with hacking feature, Guillaume balance and Bulletin d'Observatoire
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare chromium-plated display desk clock with hacking feature, Guillaume balance and Bulletin d'Observatoire

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, MOVEMENT NUMBERED TWICE 191'425, CASE NO. 610'481, MANUFACTURED IN 1919

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Patek Philippe. A fine and rare chromium-plated display desk clock with hacking feature, Guillaume balance and Bulletin d'Observatoire
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, movement numbered twice 191'425, case no. 610'481, manufactured in 1919
Cal. 22''', with gilt-finished Extra quality keyless lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, large Guillaume balance with gold screws, swan neck regulator, wolf's tooth winding, the silvered dial with black baton numerals, large outer Arabic five minute and scale for fifths seconds indication, blued steel feuille hands, subsidiary seconds, in circular Torpédo style case with snap on back, hacking feature activated by depressing a small button in the band to 4, case, dial and movement numbered
91 mm. diam.

Lot Essay

Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the movement in 1919. It has been presented to the Geneva Observatory Contests in 1925 and 1926, was encased in 1934 and sold on 10 January 1947.

The movements of Patek Philippe's watches participating at Observatory Timing Contests were numbered twice.

According to the registers of the Geneva Observatory, this watch was presented to the category B contest on the 1st May 1926 and achieved 218.7 points out of a total of 300 possible points. Its movement was adjusted by the renowned precision adjuster F. Modoux.
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