11 June 2004
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold openface two train minute repeating keyless lever watch
Signed Tiffany & Co., Movement No. 111535, circa 1900
With nickel-finished jewelled two train lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two gongs, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Breguet numerals, outer minutes track, blued steel spade hands, subsidiary seconds, the circular case with plain back and invisible hinges, minute repeat activated by a button through the crown, case and cuvette numbered, movement and dial signed by retailer
47 mm. diam.
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