Lot 2259
  • 2259

PATEK PHILIPPE | REFERENCE 767 A POSSIBLY UNIQUE, FINE AND VERY RARE YELLOW GOLD OPENFACE PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WATCH WITH MOON PHASES, MOVEMENT MADE IN 1922 AND CASED IN 1959

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1,200,000 - 2,000,000 HKD
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1,437,500 HKD
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Description

  • REFERENCE 767 A POSSIBLY UNIQUE, FINE AND VERY RARE YELLOW GOLD OPENFACE PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WATCH WITH MOON PHASES, MOVEMENT MADE IN 1922 AND CASED IN 1959
Dial: silveredCalibre: cal. 17'' mechanicalMovement number: 197'676Case: 18k yellow gold, snap on backCase number: 687'004Size: 50 mm diameterSigned: case, dial and movement Accessories: Patek Philippe presentation box. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the movement of the present watch in 1922 and its subsequent sale on 7 July 1959

Provenance

Sotheby's Geneva 17 May 2000, lot 118

Literature

For a similar example, please see Patek Philippe Museum, Patek Philippe Watches, Volume 1, pages 434 to 436.

Catalogue Note

In the late 1950s, Patek Philippe discovered a number of complicated movements from the early 20th century. This small number of movements were cased in modern cases made by Antoine Gerlach, who was also the same case maker for the reference 3448. It is easy to distinguished the similarity between the reference 3448 and pocket watches cased in the same period with sharp edges and straight case lines. Today, this series of pocket watches appeal not only to pocket watch collectors, but also wristwatch collectors. The reference 767 is extraordinarily rare and only 7 examples are known. Each example has a slightly different case. Consigned by a highly important collector, no other example with this case design of a reference 767 can be found, rendering this watch a possibly unique example.

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