Important Collector's Wristwatches, P...

New York, Sep 24, 2003

LOT 159

Patek Philippe & Co, No. 80379. Produced for Tiffany & Co., New York in 1888, sold on October 3, 1888.Very fine and rare, keyless, 18K pink gold minute-repeating watch with split-seconds chronograph. Accompanied by an original fitted box, Extract from the Archives and a gold chain.

USD 22,000 - 27,000

EUR 20,000 - 24,000

Sold: USD 17,250

C. four-body, "bassine", polished, monogrammed case back, gold hinged cuvette, double front bezel. D. white enamel with Breguet numerals, outer minute track, outermost chronograph track divided into fifths of a second, gold five-minute/seconds Arabic markers. "Spade" blued steel hands. M. Cal. 36 mm. (16'''), nickel, "fausses côtes" decoration, 36 jewels, straight line calibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with Breguet balance spring, split-seconds mechanism under thedial, repeating on gongs through activating slide on the band.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 48 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


An interesting and rare minute-repeating split-seconds chronograph with a double bezel, which Tiffany is known to have used on occasion when mounting a Patek Philippe movement. The case, with its double bezel and housing a half-plate movement is very unusual for Patek Philippe. For a similar example see Lot 166, March 19, 2003, Antiquorum New York Catalogue..