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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 295


Pocket watch; 18K pink gold. 18K pink gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6. Case-back engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) with the cypher "C D". Cuvette (dome) engraved in taille-douce (fine-cut) with the mention "C. Drillon // 1895". White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals; pink gold "Louis XV" hands. 19''', gilded brass, going barrel, straight-line equilibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator with swan-neck spring and precision-regulating device for fast / slow by means of an eccentric snail.

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Year Circa 1893-1894

Movement No. 100262

Case No. 214300

Caliber 17''', lever escapement

Dimensions 48.8 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Original fitted box, original certificate and spare glass

CHF 4,000 - 6,000

HKD 32,000 - 48,000 / USD 4,000 - 6,000

Sold: CHF 7,500

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Movement based on the French invention patent No. 142 376, delivered on April 16, 1881, to Jean-Adrien Philippe (1815-1894), Geneva, for a “régulateur de precision” (precision-regulating device for fast / slow by means of an eccentric snail). Movement also based on the Swiss invention patent No. 2 680, delivered on September 27 1890, to Patek, Philippe & Cie, Geneva, for a “Remontoir avec mise à l’heure perfectionné” (the definitive version of the keyless-winding and setting device), and, on the US design patent No. 20 483, delivered on January 13, 1891, to Adrien Philippe, Geneva, for a “Watch bridges for Watch-Movements”.