Lot 2087
  • 2087

Patek Philippe

Estimate
200,000 - 300,000 HKD
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Description

  • A FINE AND RARE YELLOW GOLD OPEN-FACED MINUTE REPEATING SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WATCH WITH REGISTER, RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO.MVT 197967 CASE 412551 MADE IN 1924
  • diameter 47 mm
• 17''' nickel lever movement, cut bi-metallic compensation balance, 40 jewels, two polished hammers repeating on gong • 18k yellow gold cuvette • silvered dial, applied gold Breguet numerals, two vertically aligned subsidiary dials for 30-minute register and constant seconds • 18k yellow gold polished case, repeater slide to the band • case, cuvette and movement signed by maker, dial signed by retailer 

Condition

The movement is running at the time of cataloguing and the chronograph and repeating are functioning correctly at the time of cataloguing, however it may require service at the buyer's expense soon. The dial has been cleaned at some point. The case is in overall 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.

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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

Tiffany & Company remained a close partner of Patek Philippe in the 1920s and through the dark years to follow in the Great Depression. Catering to the some of the greatest watch collectors of the time, including Henry Graves, Jr., Tiffany requested Patek Philippe to manufacture watches that reached the highest levels of aesthetic beauty and technical prowess. Watches such as this split seconds minute repeater exemplify this close relationship as Tiffany requested a custom dial that featured the name of the retailer with stylized Breguet numerals, a rarity in design and complication.