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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 177

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 894, SQUELETTE, YELLOW GOLD ORIGINAL BOX & CERTIFICATE Patek Philippe, Genéve, No. 937063, Ref. 894. Sold by Gübelin, Basel, on January 27, 1983. Very fine and very rare, 18K yellow gold, skeletonized, keyless dress watch. Accompanied by the original Patek Philippe box and Certificate of Origin.

Three-body, solid, "bassine et filets", glazed on both sides, case band and bezels hand-engraved with scrolls, crown set with a cabochon ruby. Black oxidized gold feuille hands. Cal. 17-170, gilt brass, skeletonized and hand-engraved, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.

CHF 30,000 - 50,000

HKD 258,000 - 435,000 / USD 34,000 - 57,000

Sold: CHF 75,000


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 01

HANDS Original


Notes

Case and movement signed. DIAM. 47 mm. The Patek Philippe squelette dress watch is seen only rarely and this watch would appear to be only the fourth example to be offered at auction. The present watch is in extremely good condition and is sold with the original box and Certificate of Origin.