Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 293

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 685, RETAILED BY HAUSMANN, STEEL

A very fine and beautiful, manual wind, stainless steel chronograph pocket watch retailed by Hausmann.

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference 685

Year circa 1939

Movement No. 862557

Case No. 621983

Caliber 13'''130

Dimensions 47 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

CHF 50,000 - 60,000

HKD 400,000 - 480,000 / USD 50,000 - 60,000

Sold: CHF 62,500


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-8-01

Very good

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original


Notes

There is no doubt that art-deco designed pocket watches by Patek Philippe in white metals are probably the most aesthetically pleasing realisations ever produced by the firm. This example made in stainless steel was made in the 1930's as one can tell from the design of the bow, pushers and the beautiful dial layout with tachymeter scale, minute-counter at 12 and a mix of baton and arabic numerals. Made in a near perfect 47 mm.size, it appears that most of these cases were supplied to Patek Philippe by Wenger. With a dial kept in wonderful collection and retailed by Hausmann, these are amongst the most desired stainless steel pock watches ever made.