13 November 2006
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold and enamel half hunter case keyless lever dress watch
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, retailed by Bailey, Banks & Biddle, Philadelphia, no. 56'048, manufactured in 1879
Cal. 14''' nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, gold Louis XV hands, in circular case with inlaid black enamel floral and foliage decoration, inlaid black enamel Arabic numerals to the glazed aperture in the front, the back centred by a shield-shaped cartouche with engraved initials MM, case stamped by maker, cuvette signed by maker and retailer, dial signed by retailer, movement signed and numbered underneath the dial
38 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1879 and its subsequent sale on 4 September 1880. To the best of our knowledge it has never been offered in public before.
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