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PROPERTY FROM DESCENDANTS OF ADRIEN PHILIPPE

Patek Philippe
A YELLOW GOLD HUNTING CASED QUARTER REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER WATCH, OFFICIAL CATALOGUE EXHIBITION OF PATEK PHILIPPE 1839-1939, DIRECTLY FROM DESCENDANTS OF ADRIEN PHILIPPE, 1909-1921 MVT 156698 CASE 281669
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194

PROPERTY FROM DESCENDANTS OF ADRIEN PHILIPPE

Patek Philippe
A YELLOW GOLD HUNTING CASED QUARTER REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER WATCH, OFFICIAL CATALOGUE EXHIBITION OF PATEK PHILIPPE 1839-1939, DIRECTLY FROM DESCENDANTS OF ADRIEN PHILIPPE, 1909-1921 MVT 156698 CASE 281669
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Patek Philippe
A YELLOW GOLD HUNTING CASED QUARTER REPEATING KEYLESS LEVER WATCH, OFFICIAL CATALOGUE EXHIBITION OF PATEK PHILIPPE 1839-1939, DIRECTLY FROM DESCENDANTS OF ADRIEN PHILIPPE, 1909-1921 MVT 156698 CASE 281669
• 18''' movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, two polished steel hammers quarter repeating on coiled gongs • signed and numbered gold cuvette • white enamel dial, Breguet numerals • engraved initals to cover • case, dial, movement and cuvette signed • Extract from the Archives confirming date of manufacture 1909 and sale on 7 January 1921, Certificate of Origin, presentation case, spare spring and glass with historical documents including the Patek Philippe anniversary exhibition catalogue 1839-1939, also with a group of envelopes from official retailers and clients mostly from Romania and Bulgaria addressed to Patek Philippe Geneva
diameter 51 mm
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Provenance

According to family documents, the present watch was most probably offered in 1921 by Lucie Marie Elise Benassy, Louis Benassy's sister, as an engagement gift for her future husband, Victor Gaulthier, whose initials correspond to the ones 'VG' on the case back . 

Following the death of Antoine Norbert Patek in 1877, son-in-law of Adrien Philippe, the Frenchman Joseph Antoine Benassy, took over as the commercial director of the company in 1878. Léon Benassy, grand son of Joseph Antoine Benassy, was the last family member active as a watchmaker in the Patek Philippe company from 1919 to 1921.

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