LOADING IMAGES
Click to full view Click to full view

Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 317

PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE. MADE FOR TIFFANY

Very fine and exceptionally rare, 18K gold, hunting-cased, keyless, double-train independent split-seconds chronograph watch with 30-minute recorder and with ‘’foudroyante’’ returning to zero and special overcoil safety device.

Brand Patek Philippe for Tiffany

Year Sold to Tiffany on July 1893

Movement No. 97197

Case No. 97197

Caliber 18’’’

Dimensions 52 mm

Signature Dial, case and movement, back with engraved monogram

CHF 6,000 - 10,000

HKD 48,000 - 80,000 / USD 6,000 - 10,000

Sold: CHF 23,750


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Watches with jump-seconds that return to zero are exceptionally rare; they require a special additional mechanism which, without moving the sweep seconds hand, allows the diablotine to start again and stop at zero. Patek Philippe made only a few watches with diablotine, most of them in the 27000 series. Only two are known from later series; this one and o. 124946. Adrien Philippe was one of a group of watchmakers working on the ‘’Fly- Back’’ chronograph and diablotine. His invention was one of the symplest yet most efective solutions to the problem.