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Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 15, 2000

LOT 304

Patek et Comp. à Genève, No. 823, 'Calibre renversé d?argentine', produced in 1843, sold on June 4, 1847.Fine and extremely rare 18K gold, extra slim watch with 'Bagnolet' caliber.

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

USD 5,500 - 8,500

Sold: CHF 16,100

C. Three-body, 'bassine pincée' polished with milled band. Hinged gold cuvette. D. Frosted silver with Roman numerals. M. 18???, frosted and silvered, 8 jewels, Bagnolet inverted caliber with the free standing barrel and the train of wheel sunk in the single plate engraved on the reverse with a gilt floral decoration. Cylinder escapement, plain brass three-arm balance, flat balance spring with regulator. Female winding squares.Signed on the cuvette.Diam. 44 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 4 - 21
Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 29 - 01


Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.To our knowledge, this is the only Patek Philippe & Cie.'renversé' movement which has ever appeared at auction.Caliber so-called 'Bagnolet' or 'renversé'.This is a special caliber for extra-flat watches. The movement is reversed and the dial fitted on the side with the bridges and wheels, the latter revolving in the opposite direction. The barrel-arbor and the time-setting arbor are pierced to allow for the square male key.