15 May 2006
Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold, enamel and pearl-set openface keyless lever pendant watch
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, retailed by Wright Kay & Co., Detroit, movement no. 94'969, case no. 208'771, circa 1892
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, the white enamel dial with blue Roman numerals, outer gilt Arabic five minute divisions, gold cuvette engraved Made expressly for Besse H. Parker, No. 94'969 Patek Philippe & Co., Genève and centred by engraved inscription From Brother Harry Christmas 1892, in circular case with pearl-set bezel and rim, the reverse centred by the raised polychrome enamel painted portrait of a lady on translucent scarlet enamel over guilloché background, case and cuvette signed by maker, dial signed by retailer, movement signed by maker and retailer
33 mm. diam.
Important Watches and Wristwatches, Christie's New York 26 October 1998, lot 156.
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