Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Jun 08, 2011


Patek Philippe Empire-Style Solar Clock Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 873627, case No. 1042, Ref. 6236. Made circa 1965. Fine and rare, gilt brass, solar-powered Empire-style mantel clock with electrically-wound remontoir.

USD 8,000 - 10,000

CHF 7,000 - 9,000 / EUR 5,500 - 7,000

Sold: USD 10,000

C. Brushed gilt brass, the front with four applied paterae, stiff-leaf and beaded bezel, the top with solar cells, hinged back door. D. Cream with radial black Roman numerals, outer minute divisions. Fancy pierced black hands. M. Cal. based on a 17''' ?Gondolo? keyless mechanical movement, 29 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold and 1 position, solar-powered with lithium battery back-up, driving a remontoir train which replaces the barrel spring. Dial and movement signed. Dim. height 22.5 cm., width 18.5 cm., depth 8.5 cm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3**


Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Examples of Patek Philippe solar clocks in this Empire-Style case are particularly unusual