New York, Park Avenue
29 October 1996
PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE 18 CARAT GOLD INDEPENDENT JUMP SECONDS FLYING 1/5TH SECONDS KEYLESS LEVER HUNTER WATCH
signed patek philippe & co, geneva, no.27171, made for thomas randon fisher, circa 1865-70
With frosted gilt-finished jewelled bar lever movement, bi-metallic compensation screw balance, four wheel winding train, under gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, gold hour and minute hands, blued steel independent and flying 1/5th seconds hands, in engine turned case, stop/start button for the independent seconds in the band, accompanied with a Patek Philippe certificate, case and cuvette signed
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A similar watch is illustrated in Patek Philippe, Geneve by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, p.196.
A watch similar to the one being auctioned but without flying 1/5th seconds was sold by Christie's Geneva 15th November 1989 for 176,000SFr.
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