8 December 2003
Patek Philippe. A rare silver openface keyless lever pendant watch
Dial signed Patek Philippe, movement and cuvette signed Tiffany & Co., No. 70532, circa 1885
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, silver cuvette, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, Arabic five-minute divisions in red, steel feuille hands, the circular case with the words INTEMPESTATE.SECURITAS to the engraved bezel, the hinged back centered by an image of St. George slaying the dragon in high relief, bordered by the words S.GEORGIUS.EQUITUM.PATRONUS, the inside of the hinged back is centered by an engraved image in high relief depicting three men in a boat, bordered by the words INTEMPESTATE.SECURITAS, pink gold crown, cuvette and movement signed Tiffany & Co. and numbered 70532, dial signed Patek Philippe & Co.
33 mm. diam.
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This watch is accompanied by a Tiffany & Co. light blue box.
For another example of a Patek Philippe pendant watch that depicts St. George and the Dragon, see Patek Philippe Pocket Watches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, p. 141, pl. 75b.
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