Patek Philippe. An extremely rare, early and important 18K pink gold hunter case keyless pocket chronometer and spring detent escapement with Bulletin de Marche
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Patek Philippe. An extremely rare, early and important 18K pink gold hunter case keyless pocket chronometer and spring detent escapement with Bulletin de Marche

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, NO. 47'683, RETAILED BY H. PLEISTER, 277 REGENT ST., LONDON, MANUFACTURED IN 1874

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Patek Philippe. An extremely rare, early and important 18K pink gold hunter case keyless pocket chronometer and spring detent escapement with Bulletin de Marche
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 47'683, retailed by H. Pleister, 277 Regent St., London, manufactured in 1874
Cal. 20''' gilt-finished movement, spring detent escapement, 20 jewels, bimetallic compensation with gold poising screws, blued steel helical hairspring, free sprung regulator with diamond endstone, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, blued steel pear hands, subsidiary seconds, in heavy plain circular case, case stamped and numbered, cuvette signed and numbered, movement numbered underneath the dial, dial signed
56 mm. diam.

Lot Essay

Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1874, achievement of the Geneva Observatory rating certificate on 23 April 1879 and its subsequent sale on 18 May 1880. Furthermore delivered with a copy of the Bulletin de Marche and one copy of the timing sheet from the Geneva Observatory.

The present watch has been presented at the Geneva Timing Contest in 1879. The renowned precision adjuster, Mr. A. Favre, was in charge of the preparations and adjustments.

Pocket chronometers by Patek Philippe are extremely rare and the present example is one of the earliest known. It is furthermore historically important as it is one of the earliest participants at a Geneva Observatory Timing Contest which started in 1873 only.
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