Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 435

PATEK PHILIPPE MINUTE-REPEATER, BREGUET DIAL ?ANDREW CRAWFORD CHICAGO? Patek, Philippe & Co., Genève, No. 66312. Made for N. Matson & Co. Chicago, circa 1885. Very fine and rare, large, minute-repeating, 18K gold, keyless pocket watch.

CHF 15,000 - 20,000

USD 16,000 - 22,000 / EUR 12,000 - 17,000

Sold: CHF 25,000

C. Four-body, "bassine," polished. Hinged gold cuvette. D. White enamel inscribed ?Andrew Crawford Chicago?, with Breguet numerals, outer minute track, outer red Arabic fi ve-minute numerals, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel spade hands. M. Cal. 20''', rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 31 jewels, wolf?s tooth winding, counterpoised and calibrated straight-line calibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band. Dial, case, cuvette and movement signed, cuvette and movement also signed by the retailer.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


The present watch is a large-size minute-repeater in very good condition. Andrew Crawford was a famous capitalist and for many years the western agent of Drexel, Morgan & Co. By the time of his death in 1900 he was earning the then enormous sum of $30,000 per annum