17 June 2015
Patek Philippe. A Rare 18k Gold 100 French Franc, Napoléon III Coin Watch
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 832, Movement No. 1'179'567, Case No. 2'748'259, Manufactured in 1974
Cal. 175 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, free sprung Gyromax balance, champagne dial, Roman numerals, all hinged within a circular case composed of a gold Empire Française 100 Franc with Eagle looking to the right, dated 1882, the front reading Napolean III Empereur with profile, engraved band reading La France Dieu Protege, hinged cover opened by depressing a concealed thumb piece in the band, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
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Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1974 and its subsequent sale on July 29th of the following year.
To the best of our knowledge this watch has never before been offered in public.
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