2121
2121
Patek Philippe
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE, MONUMENTAL AND UNIQUE YELLOW GOLD HUNTING CASED TWO-TRAIN TRIP MINUTE REPEATING GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH KEYLESS LEVER CLOCK WATCH WITH PHASES OF THE MOON AND PAINTED ENAMEL ON BOTH COVERS, MADE TO SPECIAL ORDER BY G. MENNI REF 935 MVT 866772 CASE 2807602 GRANDE COMPLICATION MADE IN 1984
Estimación
4.500.0005.500.000
Lote. Vendido 5,200,000 HKD (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
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2121
Patek Philippe
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE, MONUMENTAL AND UNIQUE YELLOW GOLD HUNTING CASED TWO-TRAIN TRIP MINUTE REPEATING GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH KEYLESS LEVER CLOCK WATCH WITH PHASES OF THE MOON AND PAINTED ENAMEL ON BOTH COVERS, MADE TO SPECIAL ORDER BY G. MENNI REF 935 MVT 866772 CASE 2807602 GRANDE COMPLICATION MADE IN 1984
Estimación
4.500.0005.500.000
Lote. Vendido 5,200,000 HKD (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
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Patek Philippe
AN EXCEPTIONALLY RARE, MONUMENTAL AND UNIQUE YELLOW GOLD HUNTING CASED TWO-TRAIN TRIP MINUTE REPEATING GRANDE AND PETITE SONNERIE PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH KEYLESS LEVER CLOCK WATCH WITH PHASES OF THE MOON AND PAINTED ENAMEL ON BOTH COVERS, MADE TO SPECIAL ORDER BY G. MENNI REF 935 MVT 866772 CASE 2807602 GRANDE COMPLICATION MADE IN 1984
• cal. 20'''GC nickel lever two-train movement with the Geneva seal, 44 jewels, bi-metallic balance, swan-neck regulator, minute repeating via two polished steel hammers on two steel gongs • white enamel dial, Roman numerals, blued steel spade hands, 4 subsidiary dials for day, date with constant seconds, month and phases of the moon with 30-minute register • 18k yellow gold circular case, finely painted enamel front and back hinged covers with miniature portraits of a young lady and a young gentleman, transparent cuvette with yellow gold rim engraved Grande Complication Realisee Specialement Pour M. William Apikian 1984, push button at 2 in the band to activiate the split seconds mechanism, chronograph safty bolt between 2 and 3, petite and grande sonnerie switch button between 6 and 7, repeating mechanism activated by a small slide at 8, silent(0)/striking(S) switch between 11 and 12 • case, dial and movement signed, enamel signed by G. Menni
diameter 60 mm
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The present watch is accompanied by an elaborate Patek Philippe 18k yellow gold and transluscent brown enamel watch stand with a fitted presentation box.  Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, certificate for the Geneva seal, detail instruction manual, photo image and a brown enamel matching setting pin. With a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production in 1984 and sale on 12th September the same year.

During the 1980's Patek Philippe embarked on the mission to produce a very small series of "Grand Complication" pocket watches in the traditional way of how watches were produced in the company's early history, perpetuating their famed watchmaking skills. While all based on the same 20''' movement, every watch is a unique piece with superb finish and bearing the testimony to the continuation of the renowned reputation of Patek Philippe to provide the best highly complicated timepieces. Most of the grand complication clock watches were designed open-faced. The ref. 942/1 ultra complicated watch carrying movement numbered 866776 was published in the 1993 Patek Philippe catalogue, sequentially 4 numbers after the present lot.  According to our research, the present watch is the only hunting-cased example ever appeared at the public market.

In addition to its impeccable functions, this watch was enriched and decorated by the top enamellist, G. Menni of her finest work.  The art of enameling is reserved for only the most skilled and patient artisans. Patek Philippe has been dedicated to maintain this almost lost technique by associating them with the finest Geneva timepieces.  These rare Patek Philippe timepieces are often made to special order with the subject matter chosen by the client including famous landscape and portrait paintings, celebrities or even family members of the owners.  Every now and then we can see enameling on time telling only open-faced watches attract competitions in auctions.  The flawless work of miniature enameling on both sides of the hunting case makes this grand complication watch exceedingly rare.  

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