Lot 43: Mesmerizing gilt & lacquered Patek Philippe table clock, 1974
December 7, 2012
Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Patek Philippe, Switzerland, 1974
Reference: 1100, movement number 1.800.218
Green lacquer in imitation of Jadeite
Electronic quartz movement Patek caliber 29
Gilded line indices and hour, minute and second hands
With original documents and original box
Dimensions: 21 x 14 x 10.5 cm (width x height x depth)
Fully functional, recently overhauled and in very good condition
This Patek Philippe electronic quartz table clock was made 1974 in Switzerland. The casing of gilded brass and green lacquered parts, in imitation of jadeite, display a beautiful colour contrast. The green lacquered areas are continued in the clock face which has gilded, applied line indices and hour, minute and second hands. The table clock holds a battery-operated electronic quartz movement Patek caliber 29. The high level of quality is visible in the simplified, yet striking design and in the upscale workmanship quality.The table clock's dial is inscribed with "Patek Philippe, Genève" and "Swiss". The quartz movement is marked with the numbers "No. 31372", "030" and "1.800.218".
The gilded table clock is in very good condition with only minimal traces of age and wear, as well as minor scratches on the reverse side of the casing. The clock was overhauled in April 2012 and is fully functional (no guarantee on timekeeping accuracy). It comes in its own case by Patek Philippe (with inscriptions on the inside), which can be swung open, and its original documents are also enclosed. The dimensions of the casing are 21 x 14 x 10.5 cm (width x height x depth).
1839 the businessman Antoni Patek and the watchmaker Francois Czapek founded "Patek, Czapek & CIe" in Geneva. In 1851 Adrien Philippe officially became associated with the company; they had already worked together on new watchmaking techniques. In 1932 the company was bought by Charles and Jean Stern and is still a family business. Today, they cherish their long-lasting values, such as tradition, innovation, rarity, aesthetics, as well as quality and fine workmanship.