Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 554

PATEK PHILLIPE REF. 866/32 WATCH WITH UNIQUE ENAMEL MINIATURE "PORTRAIT OF LA SALVE BY WILLEM VAN DE VELDE LE JEUNE" BY SUZANNE ROHR, YELLOW GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 932256. Ref. 866/32. The miniature by Suzanne Rohr. Sold at Gubelin, Lucerne in August 1974. Extremely fine and unique, 18K yellow gold, keyless dress watch with exceptional polychrome painted on enamel miniature Portrait of "La Salve". Accompanied by the original Gubelin fitted box, Patek outer box, booklets and Certificate of Origin.

CHF 60,000 - 80,000

HKD 480,000 - 640,000 / USD 60,000 - 80,000

Sold: CHF 449,000

Four-body, bassine, polished, the top decorated with a painted on enamel miniature by Suzanne Rohr. Silver with roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Black painted yellow gold breguet hands. Cal. 17```170., rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, stamped twice with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronisms and five positions, self-compensating blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.

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Grading System
Case: 1-8

As new

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed, the enamel signed S. Rohr. DIAM. 43.5mm. Property of the original German family Willhem van de Velde Le Jeune: Willem van de Velde was baptised on 18 December 1633 in Leiden, Holland, Dutch Republic. A son of Willem van de Velde the Elder, also a painter of sea-pieces, Willem van de Velde, the younger, was instructed by his father, and afterwards by Simon de Vlieger, a marine painter of repute at the time, and had achieved great celebrity by his art before he came to London. By 1673 he had moved to England, where he was engaged by Charles II, at a salary of £100, to aid his father in "taking and making draughts of sea-fights", his part of the work being to reproduce in color the drawings of the elder Van de Velde. He was also patronized by the Duke of York and by various members of the nobility.[1] He died on 6 April 1707 in London, England,[1] and was buried at St. James's Church.