Lot 179
  • 179

Patek Philippe

200,000 - 300,000 CHF
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  • yellow gold
  • diameter 50 mm
• cal. 17''' manual winding damascened nickel lever movement, 40 jewels, precision regulator, repeating with two hammers on to gongs • silvered dial, applied Arabic numerals, four subsidiary dials for month, day, date in English and constant seconds combined with moon-phases • case with scooped bezel, squared faceted bow, repeating slide in the band, split seconds chronograph button in the crown and the band • case, dial and movement signed • Extract from the Archives confirming sale on 16 July 1960 • leather pouch


The manual movement is running at the time of cataloguing, the split chronograph is functioning and resetting and the calendar is advancing. The repeating mechanism is operating correctly. The dial is in very good condition. There are some light scuffs to the case but overall it is in good condition.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

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Catalogue Note

The accompanying Extract from the Archives for this watch records the date of manufacture of the movement as 1927. The Extract from the Archives further states that Patek Philippe later completed and encased the movement in 1957 and the watch sold initially on July 16th of the year 1960. The dial on this watch appears unusual as it does not have the standard batons normally seen, but Arabic numerals. An example of this rare reference is illustrated in Huber, M. & Banbery, A., Patek Philippe, p. 234. A picture of the movement is on the same page.