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Patek Philippe & Co., Genève

An extremely rare and fine gold hunting cased keyless lever chronograph watch with fly-back 15-minute sector register 1871, no. 27397

Property from the Masterworks of Time Collection

Patek Philippe & Co., Genève

Patek Philippe & Co., Genève

An extremely rare and fine gold hunting cased keyless lever chronograph watch with fly-back 15-minute sector register 1871, no. 27397

An extremely rare and fine gold hunting cased keyless lever chronograph watch with fly-back 15-minute sector register 1871, no. 27397

Property from the Masterworks of Time Collection

Patek Philippe & Co., Genève

An extremely rare and fine gold hunting cased keyless lever chronograph watch with fly-back 15-minute sector register

1871, no. 27397


Movement: frosted gilded, wolf's tooth winding, steel chronograph mechanism partially visible to the backplate, extra half-toothed sprung wheel to operate fly-back mechanism of minute recorder, bi-metallic compensation balance, blued steel overcoil spring

Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer tracks for minutes and chronograph seconds, blued steel moon hands, recessed subsidiary seconds, sector for 15-minute fly-back register

Case: 18ct gold, polished covers, chronograph locking slide to the band, polished gold cuvette signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, back cover and cuvette numbered 27397, front cover numbered 97

diameter 50.5mm

Movement: running at time of cataloguing. Surfaces appear to be in good condition with some minor scuffs/scratches. Chronograph is starting, stopping and re-setting, however, when running the minute register will not advance past the 14-minute mark so adjustment/repair to the fly-back function will need to be made.  


Dial: in good condition with a couple of minor scratches. 


Case: in good re-polished condition.


Please note that Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Antiquorum Geneva, 15 May 2005, lot 219

The Patek Philippe Archives note that this watch was made in 1870 and sold on 31 August 1871.


At the time of this watch's sale at Antiquorum in 2005, the auction catalogue noted that the Patek Philippe Archives had indicated this to be the earliest Patek Philippe chronograph with register and the only known example with a fly-back 15-minute recorder.