Importantes Montres de Collection

Geneva, Nov 13, 2011

LOT 589

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 866/8, WATCH WITH UNIQUE ENAMEL MINIATURE PORTRAIT OF WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART BY SUZANNE ROHR Patek Philippe, Genève, retailed by Gubelin, movement No. 931927, case No. 433544, Ref. 866/8. The miniature by Suzanne Rohr after Christian Leberecht Vogel (1759-1816), signed and dated 1971. Accompanied by the original Patek Philippe fitted box and Certificate of Origin, Japanese registered guarantee card and booklets. Extremely fine and unique, 18K yellow gold, keyless dress watch with exceptional polychrome painted on enamel miniature portrait of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

CHF 30,000 - 60,000

USD 33,000 - 65,000 / EUR 25,000 - 50,000

Sold: CHF 236,500

C. Two-body, bassine, polished, the back decorated with a painted on enamel miniature portrait of Mozart after the painting by Christian Leberecht Vogel. D. Matte silver with radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions, subsidiary seconds. Black baton hands. M. Cal. 17??? 170, rhodium plated, fausses cotes decoration, stamped twice with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronisms and fi ve positions, self-compensating blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed, the enamel signed Vogel - S. Rohr, 1971. Diam. 47 mm

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Suzanne Rohr was one of the very few enamellists capable of producing such exquisite work for Patek Philippe. Her scrupulous attention to detail and long experience of the technique of painting on enamel has made her work perhaps the most desirable for Patek Philippe watches. Each of the watches painted by Suzanne Rohr was made as a unique piece.