View full screen - View 1 of Lot 1. A UNIQUE AND VERY FINE GOLD OPEN-FACED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH POLYCHROME ENAMEL PAINTED SCENE BY SUZANNE ROHR 1969, REF. 715/18, MOVEMENT NO. 893323 CASE NO. 432832 [百達翡麗獨特黃金懷錶,飾SUZANNE ROHR彩繪琺瑯畫,1969年製,編號715/18,機芯編號893323,錶殼編號432832].
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Patek Philippe & Co., Genève

A UNIQUE AND VERY FINE GOLD OPEN-FACED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH POLYCHROME ENAMEL PAINTED SCENE BY SUZANNE ROHR 1969, REF. 715/18, MOVEMENT NO. 893323 CASE NO. 432832 [百達翡麗獨特黃金懷錶,飾SUZANNE ROHR彩繪琺瑯畫,1969年製,編號715/18,機芯編號893323,錶殼編號432832]

VAT applies to hammer price and buyer's premium

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 200,000 CHF

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Patek Philippe & Co., Genève

Patek Philippe & Co., Genève

A UNIQUE AND VERY FINE GOLD OPEN-FACED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH POLYCHROME ENAMEL PAINTED SCENE BY SUZANNE ROHR 1969, REF. 715/18, MOVEMENT NO. 893323 CASE NO. 432832 [百達翡麗獨特黃金懷錶,飾SUZANNE ROHR彩繪琺瑯畫,1969年製,編號715/18,機芯編號893323,錶殼編號432832]

A UNIQUE AND VERY FINE GOLD OPEN-FACED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH POLYCHROME ENAMEL PAINTED SCENE BY SUZANNE ROHR 1969, REF. 715/18, MOVEMENT NO. 893323 CASE NO. 432832 [百達翡麗獨特黃金懷錶,飾SUZANNE ROHR彩繪琺瑯畫,1969年製,編號715/18,機芯編號893323,錶殼編號432832]

Estimate:

100,000

to
- 200,000 CHF

Lot sold:

333,900

CHF

Patek Philippe & Co., Genève


A UNIQUE AND VERY FINE GOLD OPEN-FACED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH POLYCHROME ENAMEL PAINTED SCENE BY SUZANNE ROHR

1969, REF. 715/18, MOVEMENT NO. 893323 CASE NO. 432832

[ 百達翡麗獨特黃金懷錶,飾SUZANNE ROHR彩繪琺瑯畫,1969年製,編號715/18,機芯編號893323,錶殼編號432832]


Movement: damascened, stamped twice with the Seal of Geneva, lever escapement, 18 jewels, compensation balance, signed and numbered Patek Philippe, & Co., Genève, no. 893323

Dial: silvered, applied gold pointed faceted baton indexes, gold dauphine hands, outer pearled minute ring, subsidiary seconds, signed Patek Philippe, Genève

Case: 18ct gold, rounded bezels, the back with polychrome enamel painted scene by Suzanne Rohr after Pierre Louis de la Rive, the scene signed and detailed S. Rohr 1970 Pierre Louis De la Rive, case back signed and numbered Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, 432832


diameter 47mm


Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1969 and its sale on 22 March 1974. The Extract further confirms the case back's painting.

Movement: running at time of cataloguing.

Dial: in good overall condition, slight wear to 35 and 50-second baton markers in the subsidiary second dial, otherwise dial in good overall condition with some specks of dirt. Tarnishing to numerals and hands.

Case: gold band and bow have been polished, hallmark to band at right-side of pendant rubbed. Enamel panel in good condition.


Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band. Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."


**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

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The decoration of the watch case with finely painted enamel scenes has a long and rich history. Miniature painting was introduced to Geneva in the 17th century by French Huguenots and the skill and beauty of their work helped establish the city’s reputation as a centre of artistic excellence. During the 20th century Patek Philippe continued the tradition of offering watches decorated with finely executed enamel miniatures. Suzanne Rohr (b.1939) is recognised as one of the finest miniature enamellists in the world. Since the 1960s, Rohr has been executing spectacular enamel panels for Patek Philippe, the painstakingly detailed nature of her work has ensured that just one to three panels by Rohr have been produced each year. The present watch’s panel is a relatively early example by Rohr and depicts the “View over the Mont Blanc from Salanches” after a painting by Pierre Louis De la Rive executed in 1814.