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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 101

PATEK & CIE

Early pocket watch, early patented winding and setting mechanism; 18K yellow gold. Fine and rare 18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, roundshaped, pocket watch, with early keyless-winding and time-setting patented invention. Case-back guilloché (engine-turned); fluted case-band. White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals; blued steel “Breguet” hands.

Brand PATEK, Geneva

Year Circa 1846

Movement No. 1821

Case No. 1821

Caliber 19''', gilded brass, going barrel, cylinder escapement, monometallic balance with three arms (gilded brass) and blued steel flat hairspring, index regulator; early patented winding and setting mechanism

Dimensions 46.9 mm.

Signature Cuvette

Accessories Non-original later box, extract from the Archives

CHF 3,000 - 5,000

HKD 24,000 - 40,000 / USD 3,000 - 5,000

Sold: CHF 4,625


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-11

Good

Slightly worn

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-70-01

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Hairline

HANDS Original


Notes

The Extract from the Archives, dated March 22, 2005, mentioned that this watch was sold on December 9, 1848. Cuvette (dome) engraved with the mention “invention brévetée” (patented invention), a referral to the French Patent, No. 1 317, registered in Paris on April 22, 1845, by Jean-Adrien Philippe (1815-1894); this invention was described by his inventor as “un système ou disposition mécanique de remontoir et de mise à l’heure des montres par le pendant, disposition qui peut être appliquée à toute espèce de montres ordinaires, à répétition, de marine, et même aux montres à secondes indépendantes” (a system or mechanism for winding and setting watches by the pendant, which can be applied to all types of ordinary watches, with repeater, deck chronometers, and even for watches with independent seconds).