17 June 2005
PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE 18K GOLD OPENFACE KEYLESS LEVER POCKET WATCH WITH GUILLAUME BALANCE IN AMERICAN CASE
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneve, Movement No. 138613, CIRCA 1905, American case identically numbered, Retailer by Bailey, Banks & Biddle & Co.
With nickel-finished Extra Special lever movement, guilaaume balance with swan neck micrometer regulation, American gold cuvette, white enamel dial with Breguet numerals, subsidiary seconds, gold filigree hands, movement and dial signed, in plain American case with engraved initials to the back, dial signed by the retailer
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Please note the estimate for this lot is $4,000-6,000, not $1,500-2,000 indicated in the printed catalogue.
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