20 October 2005
PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD OPENFACE TWO-TRAIN TRIP MINUTE REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER POCKET WATCH
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, Movement No. 97309, Case No. 210973, circa 1895
With two-train nickel-finished lever movement, tandem wind, bi-metallic compensation balance, pendant trip minute repeat, enamel dial with Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, polished case, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
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Accompanied by an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives.
For a similar example see Huber & Banbery, Patek Philippe, Volume 1, First Edition, p. 235, pl. 217a,b.
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