Lot 2217
  • 2217

PATEK PHILIPPE | A YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL ART DECO OPENFACE WATCH, MADE IN 1923

Estimate
40,000 - 56,000 HKD
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Description

  • A YELLOW GOLD AND ENAMEL ART DECO OPENFACE WATCH, MADE IN 1923
Dial: gilt Calibre: 17''' jewelled, keyless lever Movement number: 806'618 Case: 18k yellow gold and enamel, snap on back Case number: 409'312 Size: 45 mm diameter Signed: case, dial and movementAccessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with gilt dial, Greek-style Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds dial in 1923 and its subsequent sale on 18 August 1923

Catalogue Note

Typifying the period, this Patek Philippe, displays every attribute one might associate with an early 20th Century watch both inside, and out. While almost entirely Art Deco in style, there are clear influences of Art Nouveau, especially in the enamel decoration to the bezel and bow. The dial too features blued steel breguet style hands and numerals, what is more the numerals, outer tack and signature are filled with hard enamel, a form in dial making that today has been completely lost. Inside, the gilt finished movement exhibits two characteristics typical of the early 1900s these being the wolf's tooth winding, and the very characterful moustache lever escapement. 
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