12 November 2007
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold hunter case minute repeating keyless lever watch
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneve, movement no. 156'929, case no. 265'286, manufactured in 1910
Cal. 19''' nickel-finished fully jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, wolf's tooth winding, minute repeating on two polished steel hammers onto two gongs, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Breguet numerals, blued steel spade hands, subsidiary seconds, in large circular case with engraved inscription Al Juez Dr. Manuel Lucero Recuerdo de sus secretarios Bahia Blanca 1905-1911, repeating slide in the band, case stamped and numbered, cuvette signed and numbered, dial and movement signed
56 mm. diam.
The Art of Patek Philippe, Habsburg, Feldman, Geneva 9 April 1989, lot 246.
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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1910 and its subsequent sale on 3 May 1911, photocopy of the Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie and a wooden presentation box.
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