17 May 1999
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold wristwatch with later added cloisonn enamel dial
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genve, No. 928600, circa 1946
12"120, with nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, the associated multicoloured cloisonn enamel dial depicting a sailing boat in full sails, applied pink gilt square-shaped and baton numerals, the circular case with downturned lugs, snap on back (No. 640420), together with Patek Philippe Extrait des Registres and original fitted presentation box, case and movement signed
35 mm. diam.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
This watch is accompanied by Patek Philippe Extrait des Registres confirming its production in 1946 and subsequent sale on 16 August 1946. Patek Philippe also confirm that the cloisonn enamel dial is not by Patek Philippe.
The designer and decorator shows us around his Santa Monica HQ, and enthuses over the forthcoming Rooms as Portraits auctions in London and New York
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘