Lot 4253: Pocket watch: extremely rare Patek Philippe half hunting case watch with 2 complications, minute repeater & Seconde Morte, Geneva 1881, with Patek Philippe extract of the archives (NO LIVE FEE)
November 5, 2016
Hamburg, Hamburg, GermanyLive Auction
Description: Ca. Ø 52 mm, ca. 138 g, 18 K gold, a goutte, half hunting case with enameled numerals, matching numbers 64034 on case and movement, prime quality precision lever movement with golden wheels and Geneva striping, wolf toothed winding wheels, lever escapement, minute repeater; independent, stoppable and jumping seconds; original enamel dial with seller's signature Gabriel London, in working order and in very good condition. According to the extract of the archive this movement was sold without case, probably to the London chronometer maker Gabriel. A comparable watch but with 5min repeater was sold in Geneva auction 2007 for ca. 68,440 SwissFrancs (source:http://www.antiquorum.com/catalog/lots/patek-philippe-lot-163-651?browse_all=1&page=1&q=patek+dead+repeating)
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