Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 12, 2019

LOT 385


CHF 15,000 - 20,000

HKD 120,000 - 160,000 / USD 15,000 - 20,000

Sold: CHF 32,500

Grading System
Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe

Year 1858, sold in November 1864

Movement No. 15331

Calibre  9’’’, heart-shaped

Case No. 15331

Dimensions 23 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box, winding key, extract from the archives


Property of a Swiss family
Bought by the owner in the Art of Patek Philippe sale in 1989, the watch remained dormant in a safe for the past 30 years until recently rediscovered. Made in 1858, this beautiful object is proof of the craftsmanship and attention to detail Patek Philippe was well known for. Set in an 18k gold heart-shaped, hand-engraved case in which two red garnets were set, the movement was also constructed in a heart-shape. The overall condition is amazing, partially due to the fact that it has always been kept in its original case. It is the only known example of a heartshaped pocket watch by the manufacturer to have been seen at auction. A once in a lifetime opportunity.