12 May 2008
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating keyless lever split seconds chronograph watch
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneve, Made for Ashley Bernis Torver, movement no. 111'631, case no. 223'810, manufactured in 1899
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 No. 111832 Made for Ashley Bernis Torver 1899 by Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, the white enamel dial with Breguet numerals, gold Louis XV hands, subsidiary seconds, in plain circular case with inlaid translucent red and blue enamel initials ABT to the back, 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
47 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with red and blue enamel monogram "A.B.T." to the back cover in 1899 and its subsequent sale on 27 February 1900.
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