Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

LOT 536

PATEK PHILIPPE FOR J. J. FREEMAN POCKET WATCH WITH THREE HOROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS, INCLUDING MINUTE-REPEATER AND SPLIT-SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH; 18K YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL

18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, "Bassine" pocket watch with subsidiary seconds at 6 and three horological complications: - Minute-repeater on two steel gongs (activated by the slide at 8 o'clock) - 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the round push-piece located on the winding-crown) - Split-seconds (activated by the rectangular push-piece located on the case-band at 10:30) Case-back painted on enamel (probably on copper) showing a mountain lake landscape.

Brand Patek Philippe

Model retailed by J. J. Freeman, Toledo, Ohio (USA)

Year Circa 1892 and 1932

Movement No. 90 929

Calibre  16''', rhodium-plated, with going barrel, straightline equilibrated lever escapement, compensated balance and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw

Case No. 210 550

Material 18K yellow gold and enamel.

Caliber 16''', rhodium-plated, with going barrel, straightline equilibrated lever escapement, compensated balance and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw

Dimensions Ø 44 mm

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives

HKD 160,000 - 260,000

CHF 20,000 - 32,000 / USD 20,500 - 33,000

Sold: HKD 325,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-73-01

Good

ENAMEL AND VARIOUS TYPES OF DECORATION Chipped under bezel,not visible when closed

HANDS Original


Notes

The Extract from the Archives, dated May 13, 2002, mentioned that this watch was sold on May 24, 1893, and, that on the cover, the enamel painting, was replaced during a servicing in Patek Philippe’s workshops in 1932. J. J. Freeman, Toledo, Ohio (USA) J. J. Freeman opened a jewellery store in downtown Toledo in 1877. Soon the store earned a reputation for excellence, both for its selection of merchandise and its commitment to customer service. About fifty years later, in 1929, W. F. Broer bought out his former business associate, and the store remained in his family for more than 60 years. In 1977, the store’s 100 years anniversary was celebrated. Seven years later, Broer- Freeman moved to its current location in Toledo’s Ottawa Hills shopping centre, located conveniently at the corner of Talmadge Road and Central Avenue. Shortly after the move, David Cameron, a former manager with acclaimed jeweller Bailey, Banks & Biddle, joined Broer-Freeman as their new vice-president. After serving that post for more than a decade, Cameron purchased Broer-Freeman. Since that time, he has endeavoured to honour the store’s long-standing tradition of superior service and quality dedication, and he has succeeded. Source: https://www.broerfreeman.com