16 May 2001
Patek Philippe. A fine and early 18K gold and enamel hunter case keyless lever watch
Signed Patek hilippe & Co. à Genève, No. 16423, retailed by Tiffany & Co., New York, circa 1859
With gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, in engine-turned case (No. 16423) with ribbed band, engraved and inlaid black enamel star to the front, together with Patek Philippe Extrait des Registres, cuvette signed by maker and retailer, case numbered
37 mm. diam.
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