16 May 2011
Patek Philippe. A fine and heavy 18K gold hunter case keyless lever watch
Signed Patek Philippe & Co, Genève, no. 68'611, manufactured in 1883
Cal. 19''' gilt-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, gold cuvette, white dial, Roman numerals, blued steel spade hands, outer railway minute divisions, subsidiary seconds, circular engine-turned case, the front centred by the large raised and engraved initials AB, case numbered, cuvette numbered and signed, dial signed, movement numbered underneath the dial
51 mm. diam.
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With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with enamel dial, Roman hour markers, small second hand and guilloched case with engraved monogram in 1883 and its subsequent sale on 14 September 1885.
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