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The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer

Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, November 16, 2003

LOT 109

Patek, Philippe & Cie., Genève, No. 197708, case No. 409792, manufactured in 1922, sold to Mr. L. L. Cuttler on October 21, 1929. Extremely fine and rare 18K gold keyless, astronomical, minute-repeating pocket watch with perpetual calendar, phases of the moon and split-seconds chronograph. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

C. Four-body, "bassine", polished, concealed hinges, gold hinged cuvette, chronograph safety bolt at 11 o'clock. D. White enamel, Breguet numerals, outer minute track, outermost fifth-second chronograph divisions with five-minute/seconds Arabic markers, three subsidiary sunk dials for days of the week, phases of the moon aperture with moon's age, date, months, and date concentric with subsidiary sunk seconds. Blued steel "Breguet" hands. M. 42.8 mm (19'''), maillechort, "fausses côtes" decoration, 39 jewels, 8 adjustments, straight line calibrated lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance with Breguet balance spring, "swan-neck" micrometric regulator, repeating on gongs through activating slide in the band.Signed on dial, case and movement.Diam. 50 mm.

CHF 180,000 - 220,000

EUR 117,000 - 143,000 / USD 133,000 - 163,000

Sold: CHF 212,500

Grading System


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 2-12-01

Very good


HANDS Original


Triple-complication Patek Philippe watches appear on the market very rarely, no more than once a year. There are fewer than 50 of them known and they are perhaps the most representative of Patek Philippe pocket watches. The present watch was chosen to represent Patek Philippe triple-complication watches in "Uhren von Patek Philippe" by H. Vogel, Düsseldorf, 1980, pp. 70-71.