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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 176

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 885, HUNTING CASED PENDANT WATCH, CHAMPLEVÉ ENAMEL Patek Philippe, Geneve, movement No. 1333995, case No. 542642. Ref. 885/8. Made in 1981, sold on March 29th, 1982. Very fine and very rare, 18K gold and champlevé enamel hunting cased keyless lady's pendant watch. Accompanied by the extract from the archives, the original pouch and Patek Philippe box.

Three-body, 'demi-bassine', engraved band and bow, both covers decorated with engraved scrolls on a translucent royal blue champlevé enamel background. White with radial Roman numerals. Black Louis XV hands. Cal. 215, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, stamped with the seal of Geneva quality mark, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Gyromax balance, adjusted to heat and cold, isochronism and five positions, self compensating balance spring, shock absorber.

CHF 8,000 - 12,000

HKD 66,000 - 100,000 / USD 9,200 - 13,800

Sold: CHF 32,500

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 33 mm. This is only the second time the Ref. 885 enamel pendant watch has ever appeared at auction. Another example was sold by Antiquorum Geneva, November 13, 2011, lot 590, sold for 50,000 Swiss Francs. It is interesting to note that in 1983 it had an enormous retail price of 11,700,000 Yen (140,000 SFr. today), a price surprisingly close to that of an enamel dome clock which had a retail price of 12 million 800 thousand yen.