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Patek Philippe
'THE SEA IN THE 19TH CENTURY' PENDULETTE DÔME, REF 1351 UNIQUE GILT BRASS AND CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CLOCK  MADE IN 1990
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PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT COLLECTOR

Patek Philippe
'THE SEA IN THE 19TH CENTURY' PENDULETTE DÔME, REF 1351 UNIQUE GILT BRASS AND CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CLOCK  MADE IN 1990
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Patek Philippe
'THE SEA IN THE 19TH CENTURY' PENDULETTE DÔME, REF 1351 UNIQUE GILT BRASS AND CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL CLOCK  MADE IN 1990
Dial: ecru, raised gilt chapter ring
Calibre:
cal. 33''' photo-electric cell, quartz
Movement number: 
1'804'499
Case:
gilt brass and cloisonné enamel
Dimensions:
22.5 x 13 cm
Signed:
dial and movement, enamel signed Elisabeth Perusset Lagger
Accessories: 
Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on May 11th, 1990
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Catalogue Note

The Patek Philippe Dome clock was first presented in 1955. Back then, and throughout the 50s and 60s, the clock was equipped with a mechanical 17''' pocket watch movement, which was wound by an electric winding device that was itself powered through solar cells. Starting in 1970, dome clocks were sold with quartz movements and over time their solar captors have become smaller. They completely disappeared in the year 2007, as the quartz movement is since powered solely with batteries.

What makes these clocks appealing and desirable for collectors is the fact that every single one is a unique work of art, often upon request of clients, and the enamel decoration never repeated. The theme of the present lot is called 'The sea in the 19th century'.

Mainly kept in tones of blue and green, the enamel beautifully depicts exploration and travel on the high seas during that period. On top of the clock there is a compass and the night sky with moon, stars and planets. Adorning the cylindrical case are three main panels of cloisonné enamel. Starting in a clockwise motion, the first panel to the left of the dial shows a large vessel, a harbor and a ship's wheel. The middle panel shows a sailing boat, stars, birds flying in the sky and a pair of dividers. Finally, the last panel depicts a sextant, the sun, clouds and an hour glass.

On the first panel below the ship's wheel is the signature 'EPL', standing for the renowned enamel artist Elisabeth Perusset Lagger. She is known as one of the best of her craft and created several exceptional enamel works for Patek Philippe Dome clocks. 

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