5 June 2003
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare platinum openface split second chronograph keyless lever watch with Breguet numerals, platinum chain and platinum and 14K gold pencil
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, Switzerland, retailed by Tiffany & Co., No. 156863, circa 1923
With nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered dial with applied platinum Breguet numerals, outer minutes track with Arabic five minute divisions, platinum feuille hands, two subsidiary dials indicating 30 minute register and constant seconds, the circular case with small stylized gold monogram to the snap on back (No. 410081), split second chronograph mechanism activated through the crown and a button in the band, chronograph locking mechanism activated through a slide in the band, together with a platinum chain and platinum and 14K gold retractable pencil, accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives, Tiffany brown leather presentation box, case signed by maker, dial signed by retailer, movement signed by maker
45 mm. diam.
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Patek Philippe confirm production of this watch with Breguet numerals in 1923 and its subsequent sale on December 19th, 1924.
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