5 June 2003
Patek Philippe. A fine platinum openface minute repeating keyless lever watch with two-tone dial
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneve, No. 198099, circa 1927
With nickel-finished lever movement, 29 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, minute-repeating on two gongs, factory-engraved platinum cuvette, the two-tone brushed dial with applied platinum Arabic and small baton numerals, platinum feuille hands, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, the thin circular case with snap on back (No. 414229), pentagonal-shaped bow, repeat mechanism activated though a slide in the band, together with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
45 mm. diam.
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Patek Philippe confirm production of this watch in 1927 and its subsequent sale on September 12th, 1931.
A similar example is illustrated in Patek Philippe Pocket Watches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, p. 161.
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