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PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A Fine and Rare Gold and Enamel Hinged Tonneau Wristwatch, Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, Movement No. 161171, Case No. 602142, 1910
Estimate
20,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 45,600 USD
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195

PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

A Fine and Rare Gold and Enamel Hinged Tonneau Wristwatch, Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, Movement No. 161171, Case No. 602142, 1910
Estimate
20,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 45,600 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

A Fine and Rare Gold and Enamel Hinged Tonneau Wristwatch, Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, Movement No. 161171, Case No. 602142, 1910
18k, circular nickel lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, precision regulator, 8 adjustments, gilt dial, stylized Arabic numerals, blued steel spade hands, tonneau case with fancy chased and engraved scroll and floral motif to the bezel, band and lugs, enhanced by black enamel scroll and floral motif to the extended ends and bezel, plain hinged back, case, dial and movement signed, with an 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle.
length 41mm; width 26mm
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Catalogue Note

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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