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109
Patek Philippe
RETAILED BY HESSENBERG & CO., FRANKFURT: A VERY RARE GOLD, GARNET, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND SET CYLINDER WATCH IN THE FORM OF A HEART CIRCA 1863 MVT 25089
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109
Patek Philippe
RETAILED BY HESSENBERG & CO., FRANKFURT: A VERY RARE GOLD, GARNET, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND SET CYLINDER WATCH IN THE FORM OF A HEART CIRCA 1863 MVT 25089
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Details & Cataloguing

Patek Philippe
RETAILED BY HESSENBERG & CO., FRANKFURT: A VERY RARE GOLD, GARNET, ENAMEL AND DIAMOND SET CYLINDER WATCH IN THE FORM OF A HEART CIRCA 1863 MVT 25089
9''' gilt cylinder heart form movement, flat three-arm balance • gold cuvette signed and numbered for the retailer and maker • white enamel dial, roman numerals • the front and back covers set with heart form garnets and surrounded by diamonds, the band set with purple enamel over engine turning, the pendant centrally set with a diamond, the bow further diamond set 
length 32mm., width 24mm.
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming production in 1864 and sale on December 9th, the same year. The Extract further confirms that garnet and diamond setting.

Only 8 heart-form watches by Patek Philippe are known to have survived and the present lot is one of three with the same hard stone setting. It should be noted that the present watch also features a heart-form movement; shaped movements are exceptionally rare. A very similar watch, also retailed by Hessenberg & Co, Frankfurt, was offered for sale at Antiquorum, Geneva, October 2005 lot 128. That watch no.16219 featured a pearl rather than diamond setting. A further 9''' heart form movement is illustrated in Huber, M., Banbery A., Patek Philippe, Second Edition, p.109.  

 

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