2340
2340
Patek Philippe
RARE YELLOW GOLD, PLATINUM, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET ART-NOUVEAU STYLED OPENFACE KEYLESS WATCH WITH ENAMEL CARTOUCHE AND MATCHING CHAIN MVT 164234 CASE 269464 MADE IN 1911
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2340
Patek Philippe
RARE YELLOW GOLD, PLATINUM, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET ART-NOUVEAU STYLED OPENFACE KEYLESS WATCH WITH ENAMEL CARTOUCHE AND MATCHING CHAIN MVT 164234 CASE 269464 MADE IN 1911
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Patek Philippe
RARE YELLOW GOLD, PLATINUM, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND-SET ART-NOUVEAU STYLED OPENFACE KEYLESS WATCH WITH ENAMEL CARTOUCHE AND MATCHING CHAIN MVT 164234 CASE 269464 MADE IN 1911
Movement: cal. 10''' manual winding movement
Case: 18k yellow gold , bezel, band and bow highlighted with translucent blue enamel, translucent blue enamel case back centered by a platinum and diamond-set cartouche with enamel portrait of "Amours" in Limoges style over engined-turned ground
Bracelet/Clasp/Buckle: 
matching chain highlighted with translucent blue enamel  
Size: 
27.5 mm diameter, matching chain approximatively 36 cm
Signed: 
case, dial, cuvette and movement
Accessories: 
Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with enamel dial, Dauphine numerals, gilt minute figures in 1911 and its subsequent sale on 30 July 1912
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Catalogue Note

The Art Nouveau movement first started to appear in the 1890’s and was particularly suited to jewellery and watches. Watches were embellished with enamel, pearls, and diamonds and were then often blended with platinum to create scenes of shining light.

Platinum is both light and robust and can be pierced and cut to create wonderful designs. The use of grey-blue translucent enamel was incredibly fashionable during the Art Nouveau period.

The present pocket watch, fresh to the market is a wonderful example of an Art Nouveau Patek Philippe pocket watch with similarly decorated associated matching chain. The watch and chain are decorated with translucent grey-blue enamel that is surrounded by white enamel garland of flowers and leaves. The case back has a delicate frame of diamond-set, finely pierced platinum that creates a cartouche surrounding a polychrome enamel painting of "Amours" in Limoges style.

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