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Patek Philippe. A lady's rare and unusual blackened stainless steel keyless pendant watch with black enamel dial and gilt Breguet numerals
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Patek Philippe. A lady's rare and unusual blackened stainless steel keyless pendant watch with black enamel dial and gilt Breguet numerals

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENÈVE, MOVEMENT NO. 107'162, CASE NO. 221'381, MANUFACTURED IN 1896

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Patek Philippe. A lady's rare and unusual blackened stainless steel keyless pendant watch with black enamel dial and gilt Breguet numerals
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Genève, movement no. 107'162, case no. 221'381, manufactured in 1896
Movement: cal. 12''', jewelled, manual, signed
Dial: black enamel, gilt Breguet numerals, signed
Case: gold bezel surround, hinges, crown and pendant, 31 mm. diam., signed
With: later added blackened gold brooch, Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture of the present watch with blackened stainless steel case, gold bezel surround, hinges, pendant and crown and black enamel dial with gilt Breguet numerals in 1896 and its subsequent sale on 15 October 1898

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Lot Essay

The present pendant watch is fresh to the market and distinguished by the very rare combination of a blackened or black oxide stainless steel case and a black enamel dial enhanced with gilt Breguet numerals,

Also known as mourning or widow watches, these "black" watches were worn to commemorate the wearer's passed away loved one.

An example of a blackened "mourning" pendant watch with black enamel dial and gilt Breguet numerals is illustrated in Patek Philippe Watches, Volume I, Patek Philippe Museum, 2013, p. 73, Inv. P-1495.

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