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Patek Philippe

The Rose Garden, Ref. 1612M A Unique Gilt Metal And Cloisonné Enamel Dome Clock Circa 2011

Estimate:

55,000

to
- 95,000 GBP

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Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe

The Rose Garden, Ref. 1612M A Unique Gilt Metal And Cloisonné Enamel Dome Clock Circa 2011

The Rose Garden, Ref. 1612M A Unique Gilt Metal And Cloisonné Enamel Dome Clock Circa 2011

Estimate:

55,000

to
- 95,000 GBP

Lot sold:

119,700

GBP

Patek Philippe

The Rose Garden, Ref. 1612M

A Unique Gilt Metal And Cloisonné Enamel Dome Clock

Circa 2011


Dial: gilt brass with cloisonné enamel panels

Calibre: quartz

Movement number: 220'008

Case: gilt brass and cloisonné enamel

Case number: 1'804'879

Size: 12.5 cm diameter x 21.5 cm high

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: yes

Accessories: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, instruction manual and presentation case

Dial: in very good condition

Case: in very good and attractive condition with beautiful enamel panels.

Movement: is running at the time of cataloguing.


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.


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.

While Patek Philippe has always been known for its highly complicated horology wristwatches and pocket watches that are encased with the most elegant designs, the Maison was equally an advocate in the field of photoelectric, electronic, and nuclear timekeeping since 1948. At the time when stable electricity was not granted to the general public, Patek Philippe was determined to discover a system that can convert light into potential energy for powering horological devices. This had led to the ground-breaking invention of the manual caliber 17-250, a movement which harnesses solar panels and accumulators to power a mechanical clock like the Dome clock.


While Dome clocks are often not as well-known as some of Patek Philippe’s wristwatches, they are one of the most collectible products of Patek Philippe. Characterized by their cylindrical form, spherical top and often found finely decorated with traditional artisanal techniques such as cloisonné enamels, each clock is unique by its own ornamentations.


Given the theme “Rose garden”, the present Dome clock features a dome and three horizontal polychrome cloisonné enamel panels that are romantically decorated with pink roses, green leaves on a lighter green background. The poetic charm of the theme is translated in the render of the flowers, gracefully complemented by large blue and smaller red arabesques providing a rhythm and the energy to the composition. The quality of the work is breathtaking, with each detail combining several shades of colours that were applied by hand. The dial is purple, an elegant choice combining the two dominant tones, the red and the blue, to give to the ensemble an homogeneous aesthetic. Furthermore, the elegance of the present lot is enhanced by the Breguet hands and numerals.


Complete with accessories and in stunning condition, the present Dome Clock is undoubtedly a masterwork of art.