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Patek Philippe
RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO: A FINE YELLOW GOLD SPLIT SECOND CHRONOGRAPH MINUTE REPEATING WATCH MADE IN 1892
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
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59
Patek Philippe
RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO: A FINE YELLOW GOLD SPLIT SECOND CHRONOGRAPH MINUTE REPEATING WATCH MADE IN 1892
Estimate
30,00050,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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Patek Philippe
RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO: A FINE YELLOW GOLD SPLIT SECOND CHRONOGRAPH MINUTE REPEATING WATCH MADE IN 1892
Dial: white enamel
Caliber: 16'" manual winding movement, jeweled
Movement number: 90573
Case: 18k yellow gold, hinged case back with monogram
Case number: 209122
Dimensions: 45 mm
Signed: Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed by retailer
Accessories: Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on December 3rd, 1892 with enamel dial
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Catalogue Note

The Vanderbilts are instantly recognizable as one of the wealthiest families of America's Gilded Age. Indeed, Cornelius Vanderbilt was the richest man in America until his death in 1877. The present lot was gifted to his great grandson, Cornelius Vanderbilt III, likely during his time at Yale University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1895, and a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1899. 

This timepiece, inscribed for July 1893, also corresponds to the period when his father, Cornelius Vanderbilt II, was rapidly building a monumental Chateau, later coined 'the finest private residence in America.' The mansion once stood on the corner of 58th Street and 5th Avenue, where the high end department store, Bergdorf Goodman, now stands. 

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