Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

LOT 534

PATEK PHILIPPE, THE MUSICIANS, CLOISONNE ENAMEL POCKET WATCH A fine and extremely rare, 18k yellow gold and enamel pocket watch.

CHF 60,000 - 80,000

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

Sold: CHF 185,000

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Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference Ref. N. 715/1

Year Circa 1975

Numbers Movement N. 893'232, Case N. 429'755

Caliber 17-140

Dimensions 47 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement.

Accessories Original Patek Philippe box and Patek Philippe sales photography.


Property of a German family. Just like all other cloisonné enamel pocket watches by Patek Philippe of the time, each one was crafted with the greatest skill and love as unique pieces. This particular example was acquired new by the family of the original owner along with other enamel pocket and wristwatches by Patek Philippe. This particular portrait was painted by MrsPellarin-Leroy (J.P.L.) and along side Mrs Suzanne Rohr, both completed their studies at the "Ecole des Arts Decoratifs" in Geneva before becoming master enamelers at Patek Philippe. This particular scene "Three Musicians" is attributed to the "Master of the Female half-lengths" which was an artist or a group of painters active in Flanders in the XVIth century. Kept in a safe since its purchase it has remained untouched and in as new condition.