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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 11, 2013

LOT 68

PATEK PHILIPPE SINGLE BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH Patek Philippe & Co, Genève, No. 48239. Made in 1881. Fine and rare 18K pink gold, keyless pocket watch with single button chronograph.

Four-body, "bassine et filets", polished, hinged case back and cuvette, chronograph safety slide in the band, cuvette engraved: "John H. McFadden, Philadelphia, August 22nd, 1881". White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer 1/5th seconds divisions with Arabic five minute/seconds markers, subsidiary seconds dial. Gold Louis XIV hands. Cal. 19''', rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 21 jewels, counterpoised straight-line lever escapement, bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Cuvette signed.

USD 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 78,000 - 115,000 / CHF 9,000 - 14,000

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


DIAM. 50 mm.