PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch in 1910 and its subsequent sale on July 24th, 1924. Also accompanied by two vintage Patek Philippe fitted presentation boxes as well as a vintage Patek Philippe brown strap and modern 18k gold buckle.
It can be assumed that only the movement was made in 1910 and the watch was finished to the time of sale, a common occurrence of the time.
The Extract mentions that the case is 'ornamented with black enamel and chased work.'
This wristwatch is illustrative of the highly inventive designs manufacturers produced while wristwatches were still in their infancy. Unusual designs, such as the present lot, were often experimental or only produced in limited numbers; watch manufacturers often preferred to market more classical designs that would appeal to a wider public. The present lot's design is strongly influenced by the Art Deco period in which it was produced.
For an example of a Patek Philippe wristwatch with similar enhancement, see Huber & Banbery, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, Vol. 2, Second Edition, p.111, pl. 128a.
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