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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

New York, Jun 11, 2009

LOT 143

Five-Minute Repeater Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 97926, Ref. 237. Retailed and cased by Tiffany & Co., New York. Movement made in 1898, sold on June 2nd, 1899. Very fine, 5-minute repeating, 18K yellow gold, keyless pocket watch. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

C. Three-body, ?bassine,? polished, cuvette engraved: Charles Henry Farnam ? Sept. 12, 1899. D. White enamel with Breguet numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial. Blued steel spade hands. M. Cal. 17???, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, 26 jewels, wolf?s tooth winding, counterpoised straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions, blued steel Breguet balance spring, repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band. Dial, case and movement signed Tiffany & Co. Diam. 47 mm. Thickness 13 mm.

USD 8,000 - 12,000

EUR 6,000 - 9,000 / CHF 9,000 - 14,000

Sold: USD 8,400


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original