13 November 2006
Patek Philippe. A fine and unusual 18K gold half hunter case keyless lever watch, made for the South American market
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, Fabricado expresamente para Escasany Hermanos, Peru No. 1, Buenos Aires, movement no. 114'326, case no. 227'386, manufactured in 1899
Cal. 20''' gilt-finished jewelled moustache lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, in finely chased and engraved scroll and foliage decorated case and bow, inlaid black enamel Breguet numerals to the glazed aperture in the front, the hinged back centred by a blank cartouche and engraved initials MJS, case, dial and movement signed by maker, cuvette signed by maker and retailer
54 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1899 and its subsequent sale on 22 October 1901.
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