1047. Patek Philippe A fne and attractive yellow gold chased and engraved openface pocket watch with watch chain, gold knife and presentation box 百達翡麗，精細及十分罕有，18K黃金金雕獵殼懷錶，機鏤放射紋錶盤配 人手金雕時標，1921年製。附有原裝古董百達翡麗錶盒、14K金雕開錶刀、 鍍金錶鏈、附後補證書。 原配錶盒、開錶刀和懷錶獵蓋上，分別印有或刻有原始物主J.P.F.名字 及縮寫，物主細心保存、十分難得及珍貴。
Patek Philippe 1921
Movement No. 199’700 Case No. 408’041 Material Case 18k yellow gold, knife 14k gold, chain gold plated Calibre Manual, cal. 17, 18 jewels Dimensions 45mm Diameter Signed Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed Estimate
HKD 100,000-150,000 USD 12,800-19,200 Accessories Accompanied with a Patek Philippe brown leather presentation box, watch chain and knife. Further accompanied by Extract from the Archives confrming production of the present watch with engraved bezel and case back in 1921 and its subsequent sale on June 4th, 1929.
The cuvette of the present watch reads “Joseph Pressey Flagg from Father and Mother June 13, 1929”, while it is impossible to tell the full correct story of this watch without documentation, an online research fnds a Joseph Pressey Flagg of Portland Maine celebrated his 21st birthday in 1929. At the start of the 20th century, expensive gifs such as a pocket watch with chain and knife would have been an appropriate to celebrate the special occasion. The fantastical grifn, a combination of lion and eagle, represented watchfulness and courage, attributes for a young man embarking on his life’s journey. The Patek Philippe ftted presentation box is further embossed Joseph P. Flagg, as well as the watch knife monogrammed “JPF”. Today, there is less appreciation for the workmanship and skill required to create works of art like the present lot, however for connoisseurs this lovely gifs makes a welcome addition to one’s collection.
Phillips presents THE HONG KONG WATCH AUCTION: EIGHT on 28 May 2019.