17 May 1999
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold openface minute repeating split second chronograph keyless lever watch
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Genve, Suisse, No. 111753, circa 1900
With highly jewelled nickel-finished lever movement, minute repeating on two hammers, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, gold Louis XV hands, subsidiary seconds, in plain case (No. 225096), repeating slide in the band, split second chronograph mechanism operated by a oval button in the band and through the pendant, case and cuvette stamped with Patek Philippe hallmark, dial and movement signed
48 mm. diam.
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A similar watch is illustrated in Patek Philippe by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, p. 226/227, pl. 208 a, b.
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