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Patek Philippe
A UNIQUE AND EXTRAORDINARY MASSIVE OPEN-FACED GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECOND CHRONOGRAPH CLOCK WATCH REF 942/2 MVT 866783 CASE 2837636 MADE IN 1993 
Estimate
300,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 468,500 USD
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290
Patek Philippe
A UNIQUE AND EXTRAORDINARY MASSIVE OPEN-FACED GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECOND CHRONOGRAPH CLOCK WATCH REF 942/2 MVT 866783 CASE 2837636 MADE IN 1993 
Estimate
300,000500,000
LOT SOLD. 468,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Patek Philippe
A UNIQUE AND EXTRAORDINARY MASSIVE OPEN-FACED GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECOND CHRONOGRAPH CLOCK WATCH REF 942/2 MVT 866783 CASE 2837636 MADE IN 1993 
• cal. 20''' Grande Complication nickel lever movement stamped with the seal of Geneva, 44 jewels, repeating on two gongs, 18k gold hinged cuvette • white enamel dial, Roman numerals, blued steel hands, sunken subsidiary dials indicating moon-phases combined with register, month in French combined with leap year indication, constant seconds combined with date, day combined with 24-hour indication • massive 18k yellow gold case, chamfered stepped bezels, the band set with strike and silent as well as grande and petite slide-pieces, slide to activate minute repeater, chronograph button in the pendant and split second chronograph button with corresponding lock • case, dial and movement signed
diameter 60 mm, thickness 24 mm, weight 311 grams
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a bespoke Patek Philippe 18k yellow gold-framed presentation stand, presentation box, and smaller traveling presentation box with setting pin. Together with a large-format Certificate of Origin leather folder with additional literature and instructions. Together with an Extract from the archives confirming manufacture in 1993 and sale on June 7th 2012.

The exceptional Ref. 942/2 is a unique piece showcasing Patek Philippe's technical mastery while recalling the firm's most vaunted historical achievement. This Grand Complication model in pocket watch format brings to mind the Henry Graves, Jr. Supercomplication. Sold by Sotheby's in 1999 and again in 2014 for an untouched record of $24 million, the 1932 watch holds a mythical position in the eye of collectors.

Indeed, the present lot's obvious reference and tribute to that famed watch places it among the most important pieces Patek Philippe has produced. The Grand Complication clock watch, featuring 12 complications, takes nearly 5 years from inception to completion of a single piece. The resulting masterpiece is a tour de force of the greatest watchmaking firm's undisputed position at the apex of horology.

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