• cal. 33 photo-electric movement • rectangular silvered dial, circular gilt chapter ring within a polychrome enamel frame, pierced lozenge-form hands • the case decorated with a cloisonné enamel scene by M. Mauris depicting a jazz ensemble consisting of seven musicians - a drummer, a trombonist, a trumpeter, a double bass player, pianist, banjo player and a clarinetist – over a polychromal background in rich tones of blue, green and yellow, the revolving top depicting a drum set and cymbals and further fitted with the solar panel, mounted on three fluted feet • movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker, case numbered by maker
With a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and a fitted presentation box.
The magnificent scene on the present example pays tribute to the beloved city of New Orleans and its rich musical and cultural history. The Jazz genre originated in New Orleans in the early part of the 20th century, and the city was home to such prestigious artists as Louis Armstrong.
The cloisonné work was executed by the esteemed enameler M. Mauris, whose work can also be found on other Patek Philippe solar clocks such as 'Voyage aux Iles'. The art of enameling is reserved for only the most skilled and patient of artisans. The curved panels and dome of a Patek Philippe solar clock present an extraordinary challenge, such that one clock can take weeks to complete. Each piece is a unique work, created for the motif of the client's request.
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