15 May 2006
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold openface minute repeating keyless lever watch
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneve, movement no. 125'154, case no. 239'783, manufactured in 1905
Cal. 18''' nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two polished steel hammers, the gold cuvette with engraved inscription Presented to J.M. Chambers Esq. by his Bobsleigh Friends St. Moritz 1906, the white enamel dial with Breguet numerals, outer red Arabic five minute divisions, blued steel spade hands, subsidiary seconds, in plain circular thin case with hidden hinges, hinged back, repeating slide in the left band, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
49 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1905 and its subsequent sale on 16 March 1906.
To the best of our knowledge, it has never been offered in public before.
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