Lot 2107
  • 2107

PATEK PHILIPPE | A YELLOW GOLD OPENFACE CHRONOGRAPH WATCH, MADE IN 1904

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80,000 - 120,000 HKD
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Description

  • A YELLOW GOLD OPENFACE CHRONOGRAPH WATCH, MADE IN 1904
Dial: enamelCalibre: cal. 17'''mechanicalMovement number: 124'988Case: 18k yellow gold, cuvette engraved with monogram 'J.F. Talbot', hinged back, case back with stylized initial 'JFT'Case number: 236'714 Size: 46 mm diameterSigned: case, dial, cuvette and movementAccessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch with enamel dial, red minute figures, small seconds hand in 1904 and its subsequent sale on 12th May 1906

Catalogue Note

The chronograph has played a significant role at the firm of Patek Philippe. The chronograph complication was first invented at around 1822 and the first chronograph with hand that returned to its initial position was invented in 1862. The present watch has a simple chronograph mechanism that starts, stops and returns to zero by a button that is operated through the crown. The watch is further fitted with a locking mechanism at 1 o'clock that provides useful assistance when worn in the pocket.
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