Geneva, May 15, 2023

LOT 450


CHF 50,000 - 100,000

EUR 51,000 - 102,000 / USD 57,000 - 114,000 / HKD 442,000 - 890,000

Sold: CHF 387,500

An exceptional and extremely rare, manual wind, 18k yellow gold bracelet watch in the shape of a chameleon

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3 *
Dial: 2-8-01

Very good

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Switzerland

Reference 1252

Year circa 1949

Movement No. 940899

Case No. 638777

Bracelet 18k yellow gold bracelet, approx. overall length 165 mm.

Diameter 18 mm.

Caliber 7''' 70, 18 jewels

Signature Dial, case and movement signed

Accessories extract from the archives (ordered)


Purchased at a small auction house in the South of France over 30 years ago, we are proud to offer at auction the second only known reference 1252 (the other being at the Patek Philippe Museum under inventory numero P-107, see Patek Philippe Museum, Volume II, page 195). Representing a sculpted chameleon with its tail gracefully wrapped around the gold frame hinged in its middle, the first ever opportunity to acquire probably one of the most decorative and unusual lady's Patek Philippe ever created.


Property of a lady