5 June 2003
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold openface minute repeating split second chronograph keyless lever watch
Signed Patek Philippe and Tiffany & Co., No. 97939, circa 1893
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, minute repeating on two gongs, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with stylized Arabic numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions in red, gold Loius XV hands, subsidiary seconds, the circular case with plain hinged back (No. 223020), minute repeat activated through a slide in the band, split second chronograph activated through a button in the crown and a button in the band, accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives, case stamped by maker, cuvette signed by maker and retailer, dial and movement signed by retailer
45 mm. diam.
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Patek Philippe confirm production of this watch in 1898 and its subsequent sale on November 25th, 1899.
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