12 November 2007
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold openface minute repeating keyless lever watch with gold dial
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, Switzerland, movement no. 157'351 case no. 404'957, manufactured in 1911
Cal. 17''' nickel-finished lever movement, 31 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, minute repeating on two polished steel hammers, the engine-turned gold dial with Arabic numerals on blank chapter ring, subsidiary seconds, in circular slim case with hidden hinges, engraved initials RSW to the hinged back, repeating slide in the band, case, dial and movement signed
46 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with gold dial with engine-turned centre and dauphine hour markers in 1911 and its subsequent sale on 17 July 1919.
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