Lot n° 1
40000 - 60000 EUR
PATEK PHILIPPE n° 97781 / 223613
18k (750) gold watch with minute repeater, perpetual calendar and moon phases. On-demand striking for the hours, quarters and minutes, winding and time setting on the pendant. Hinged "basin" case with the inside of the back numbered and signed with the initials PP Co. and the calatrava cross, the gold bowl signed and numbered with the inscription No. 97781 Patek Philippe & Cie
Geneva 1890-1901. White enamel dial with Roman numerals, railway minute track, three subsidiary dials for the indication of months, days of the week and date in red, small second hand with Arabic numerals and railway minute track, opening for the indication of phases and ages of the moon, minute track on the circumference of the dial. Mechanical movement with pendant winder, decoration
Côtes de Genève, anchor escapement, bimetallic balance-spring, ADVANCED / DELAY ADJUSTMENT RACKET, two-hammer minute repeater on timbre, striking mechanism triggered on demand on the caseband. Operation not guaranteed.
With a crest on the bottom surmounting the motto Help you, God will help you.
D: 55 mm
Gross weight: 153.9 g
Accompanied by an extract from the Patek Philippe registers confirming the date of manufacture in 1897, sold on 2 November 1900.
This fine example of a double-complication watch from the Geneva-based Patek Philippe manufacture is akin to the late 19th century
which is among the most sought-after today in this configuration with a massive gold case.
Our example in the construction of the movement and case is similar to a few examples kept at the Patek Philippe Museum in Geneva; in particular, it is distinguished by the affixing on the dial of the same numbering as that used on the movement, a quality criterion. The design of the bélière is atypical and all the classic indications of the period for the perpetual calendar are found on the dial, with a high degree of legibility of the information o
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