12 November 2007
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating keyless lever split seconds chronograph watch with 30 minutes register
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneva, Switzerland, movement no. 197'653, case no. 408'142, manufactured in 1921
Cal. 17''' nickel-finished lever movement, 40 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, wolf's tooth winding, repeating on two polished steel hammers onto two gongs, gold cuvette with engraved inscription M.B. Glaflin from F.W.W. December 1, 1923, the white enamel dial with Breguet numerals, blued steel spade hands, two subsidiary dials indicating 30 minutes register and constant seconds, in plain circular case with hidden hinges, repeating and chronograph locking slides in the band, split seconds chronograph buttons in the band and in the crown, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
48 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1921 and its subsequent sale on 18 December 1923.
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