Hotel Richemond, Geneva
16 May 2005
Patek Philippe. An early 18K gold hunter case keyless lever watch
Signed Patek Philippe & Co. a Geneve, no. 11'550, manufactured in 1855
Cal. 16''' gilt-finished fully jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, blued steel spade hands, in circular case with finely engraved vermicelle decoration, small blank oblong cartouche to the front, engraved inscription K.F. Crane April 1864 to the inside back cover, case numbered, cuvette signed and numbered, movement signed underneath the dial
42 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1855 and its subsequent sale on 20 August 1863.
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