Important Watches, Wristwatches, Cloc...

Basel April 21, 1990, Apr 21, 1990

LOT 259

Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneve, N° 930643, case N° 647105, ref. 605, circa 1946. Very fine and rare, 18K gold world time keyless dress watch.

CHF 50,000 - 60,000

Three piece "variee" polished case. Mat silver small dial with gold applied Roman numerals and indexes, outer Arabic dark and light revolving chapter ring for day and night hours, and the world time chapter bearing the names of 42 cities of the world, according to the Louis Cottier world time patent. Gold hands. Rhodium plated 16" movement, "fausses cotes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, 3 heat and cold and five position adjustments, Breguet ba-lance spring with a swan neck micrometric index. Signed on the dial, the case and the movement. In very good condition. Diam. 45 mm.

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This world time system was invented by Louis Cottier and produced for Patek Philippe, Rolex and Agassiz.