Important Collector's Wristwatches, P...

New York, Sep 24, 2003

LOT 163

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, retailed by Tiffany & Co., New York, No. 78241. Produced circa 1890.Very fine, keyless, 18K yellow gold, minute-repeating watch with split-seconds chronograph.

USD 5,500 - 6,500

EUR 5,000 - 6,000

Sold: USD 11,500

C. four-body, "bassine", solid, entirely engine-turned, case back with monogram, gold hinged cuvette. D. white enamel with radial Breguet numerals, outer minute track, outermost chronograph track divided into fifths of a second, five-minute/seconds red Arabic markers, subsidiary sunk seconds. "Spade" blued steel hands.M. Cal. 41 mm. (18 1/4'''), half-plate, nickel, "fausses côtes" decoration, 35 jewels, straight line calibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with blued steel Breguet balance spring, "Swan-neck" micrometer regulator, split-seconds mechanism under the dial, repeating on gongs through activating slide on the band.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 52 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original