15 November 2004
Patek Philippe. A very fine and unique 18K gold and enamel openface minute repeating keyless lever watch
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneva, Switzerland, retailed by Haman & Co., St. Paul, Minnesota, movement no. 156'556, case no. 281'117, manufactured in 1909
Cal. 18''' nickel-finished lever movement, 31 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, wolf's tooth winding, repeating on two polished steel hammers onto two gongs, gold cuvette with engraved inscription Ernest B. Putnam from His Mother Jane Eliza Putnam 1907, the white enamel dial with Breguet numerals, blued steel spade hands, subsidiary seconds, in circular case with finely black champlevé enamel floral and foliage decorated bezel and rim, the reverse with inlaid enamel coat of arms and inscription Dirigo (I direct), repeating slide in the chased scroll decorated band, case and dial signed by maker, cuvette and movement signed by maker and retailer
50 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with black enamel decorated bezel and coat of arms in 1909 and its subsequent sale on 3 June 1914.
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