Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

Hong Kong,the Ritz Carlton Hotel,harbour Room, 3rd Floor, Jun 02, 2007

LOT 73

?Exceptional Chronograph Work? Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 97549, case No. 215443. Made in 1895, sold on May 25th, 1901 to George M. Jewett. Very fine, rare, and important, keyless, minute-repeating, 18K rose gold and polychrome enamel pocket watch with unusual split-seconds chronograph and semi-instantaneous 30-minute register. Accompanied by the original box and Extract from the Archives.

HKD 300,000 - 400,000

USD 40,000 - 55,000 / EUR 30,000 - 40,000

Sold: HKD 436,600

C. Four-body, "demi-bassine", solid, polished, case back with polychrome enamel crest, hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel with Breguet numerals, outer minute and outermost chronograph divisions, sunk subsidiary dials for the seconds and the 30-minute register. Gold ?Louis XVI" hands. M. Cal. 19''', maillechort, ?fausses-côtes? decoration, 47 jewels, straight line counterpoised lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, visible chronograph work, very finely finished and unusually designed, repeating on gongs by activating slide on the band. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 52 mm. Property of an Italian Collector

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original