Lot 236
  • 236

Patek Philippe & Co

50,000 - 70,000 USD
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  • yellow gold and enamel
  • diameter 44 mm
• nickel lever movement, 27 jewels, precision regulator, gold cuvette • white enamel dial, Breguet numerals, outer ring calibrated for chronograph seconds, blued steel hands • case with black and white enamel decoration to the bezels and bow, enamel monogram to the case back • movement signed by maker and retailer, dial signed by retailer


The movement is running at the time of cataloguing and the chronograph is operating correctly, however it may benefit from a service soon. Dial in good condition. Case with scuffs throughout, enamel decoration 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."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

Together with an Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale of January 5th, 1929.

The combination of the rare layout of this split seconds watch and its Art Deco Murat enamel decorated case indicate that the present lot is likely to be a unique piece and perhaps a special order.  To the best of our knowledge it would appear to be the first time such a split second open face watch has appeared at auction.

Patek Philippe produced a variety of regulator dial styles for Tiffany.  The present lot, with a small central meantime dial and split seconds calibrations indicated on the main chapter ring, has not appeared at auction before and it is thought that each example has a different layout.