29 November 2007
PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD, DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE-SET PENDANT WATCH WITH ENAMEL DIAL AND CHAIN
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENEVE, SWITZERLAND, MOVEMENT NO. 158'263, CASE NO. 263'065, CIRCA 1910
Cal. 10''' nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, under gold cuvette, outer minute divisions, Louis XIV hands, case with translucent teal enamel bezel with white enamel border, the back with translucent mauve enamel on guilloché background, centred by a finely designed diamond-set platinum applique with one larger circular-cut diamond, platinum filigree surround further set with four smaller diamonds, outer rings set with diamonds and calibré-cut sapphires, the case further enhanced by a pierced platinum and diamond-set border of highly intricate design, suspending three pear-shaped diamonds mounted in 18k white gold, sapphire-set crown, the entire watch suspended on a chain decorated with translucent grey enamel links, cuvette, dial and movement signed
35 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch in 1910 and its subsequent sale on 4 September 1911.
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