PATEK PHILIPPE | A YELLOW GOLD OPENFACE MINUTE REPEATING WATCH, RETAILED BY BAILEY BANKS & BIDDLE, MADE IN 1908
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- A YELLOW GOLD OPENFACE MINUTE REPEATING WATCH, RETAILED BY BAILEY BANKS & BIDDLE, MADE IN 1908
Dial: enamelCalibre: 16''' jewelled, keyless winding Movement number: 138'224Case: 18k yellow gold, hinged cuvette with inscription and back with monogramCase number: 255'681Size: 46 mm diameterSigned: dial signed Bailey Banks & Biddle, case and movement signed Patek PhilippeAccessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with enamel dial, Breguet numerals, red minute figures, Louis XV hands, subsidiary seconds dial in 1908 and its subsequent sale on 14th June 1909
The present lot is a nice example of Patek Philippe's art in making the complicated simple. While thin in its construction this watch is satisfying to hold, the repeater functioning audibly and could be activated with a very pleasing slide and click. The enamel dial is accentuated by red numerals on the outer side of the minute track, and the Breguet numerals on top provide a sophisticated and tradition overall aesthetic to the watch. The movement is typically finished to an incredibly high standard and the wolf's tooth winding is a characteristic of the finest pocket watches from this period.