The present dishes are from the private collection of the renowned jeweller and case maker Jean-Pierre Hagmann of Geneva who had received them through the years as presents from Patek Philippe. Preciously kept the dishes are in like new condition.
Born in Geneva in 1940, Jean-Pierre Hagmann began his professional career as a goldsmith working for renowned companies such as Ponti Gennari, Gay Frères and J.-P. Ecoffey. In 1984 he founded his own company, specializing in the manufacture of custom-made high quality watch cases. He worked for several of the world's most famous watch manufactures, notably Patek Philippe, to whom he supplied amongst others cases for references 3974, 3979 and 5029, all models of the firm's "Grand Complication" series.
Without a doubt the most skilled artisan and the point of reference for case making, Jean-Pierre Hagmann’s extraordinary production included around 1500 cases for minute repeating watches of which approximately a third was supplied to Patek Philippe.