Lot 362
  • 362

Patek Philippe

Estimate
75,000 - 85,000 CHF
Sold
155,000 CHF
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Description

  • A FINE GILT BRASS AND CLOISONNE ENAMEL SOLAR-POWERED DESK TIMEPIECE DEPICTING SHIPS ON THE HIGH SEAS
    REF 1421 CASE 1804684 "OLD SHIP AT SEA" MADE IN 1995
  • Gilt brass
• cal. 33''' photo-electric quartz movement • white dial plate, gilt matte chapter ring with Roman numerals, pierced decorative hands, cloisonné enamel panels to each corner depicting sailing motifs including a sextant and telescope • case decorated with cloisonné enamel depicting 15th century ships in variable weather conditions • the revolving top fitted with the solar panel, mounted on three fluted feet • dial signed Patek Philippe, enamel signed J. L Péter 95

Catalogue Note

Patek Philippe dome clocks were first released in the mid-1950s as a result of their newly established Electronic Division. The solar powered clocks they produced were the first of their kind. Each piece is a unique work, created with a motif of the client's request, and due to the curved panels and dome of a solar clock, the detailed enamelling would take weeks to complete. Patek Phillippe moved away from solar power in the 1960s and began to use quartz technology, producing these clocks less frequently. This paired with the uniquely decorated cases make the “Dome” clocks highly collectible.
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