11 June 2004
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K white gold, enamel and diamond-set openface minute repeating keyless lever watch with two-tone dial
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneve, Switzerland, Movement No. 174607, circa 1915
With nickel-finished lever movement, 29 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, minute-repeating on two gongs, the silvered dial centered by engine-turned section with applied pink gold stylized Arabic numerals, pink gold Breguet hands, subsidiary seconds, the thin circular case with presentation inscription to the inside of the hinged back, blue enamel and gold monogram and geometric decoration to the back, cabochon diamond-set winding crown, lozenge-shaped bow, repeat mechanism activated through a slide in the band, case, dial and movement signed
44 mm. diam.
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This watch is accompanied by its original Patek Philippe fitted wooden presentation box and spare spring.
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