PATEK PHILIPPE | A YELLOW GOLD OPEN FACED PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH MINUTE REPEATING WATCH WITH MOON PHASES MADE IN 1918
120,000 - 180,000 USD
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- Patek Philippe
- A YELLOW GOLD OPEN FACED PERPETUAL CALENDAR SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH MINUTE REPEATING WATCH WITH MOON PHASES MADE IN 1918
Dial: silvered Caliber: 19'" ligne movement, 35 jewelsMovement number: 174888Case: 18k yellow gold, cuvette, concealed hinge case backCase number: 405494Size: diameter 54 mmSigned: case, cuvette, dial and movementAccessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the year of manufacture in 1918 and sale on August 21, 1922, three leather cases and a pouch
The present lot is an exceptional example of an early 20th century Grand Complication watch from Patek Philippe, a crown jewel of the firm's production. It features three important complications: the perpetual calendar for astronomical functions, the split seconds chronograph for timing two events at once, and a fine minute repeating complication which chimes the hours and minutes, activated from a slide at the case band. With these three complications, this watch embodies the apex of watchmaking, and is a testament to the skill of the watchmakers at Patek. The present lot retains a well preserved dial and case, with crisp hallmarks and comes from the original owner.