16 May 2001
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Patek Philippe. A fine and early 18K gold, enamel and diamond-set hunter case keywound watch
Signed Patek Philippe & Co. à Genève, No. 4940, circa 1850
With gilt-finished jewelled cylinder movement, plain three arm brass balance, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, in engine-turned case (No. 4940) with ribbed band, diamond-set floral decoration on translucent blue guilloché enamel to both sides, together with Patek Philippe Extrait des Registres, cuvette signed, case numbered
35 mm. diam.
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Patek Philippe confirm production of this watch in 1850 and its subsequent sale on 14 May 1852.
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