1049. Patek Philippe A very fne, rare and possibly unique minute repeating splitseconds chronograph watch with hour and minute registers 百達翡麗，非常精細及可能獨一無二，18K黃金三問追針計時懷錶， 配罕有時、分測速圈琺瑯錶盤，1903年製。附後補證書 百達翡麗時計一向以卓越品質著稱，三問追針計時懷錶更為複雜功能時計中 的代表作品。據品牌資料記載，錶盤配置帶有時與分測速圈的三問追針計時 懷錶，僅生產8枚；而本拍件可能是唯一一枚錶盤、錶殼、機芯都具有 百達翡麗署明的三問追針計時懷錶，極為罕見、難覓其二。 Manufacturer Year
Patek Philippe 1903
Movement No. Case No. Material Calibre
124’685 405’489 18k yellow gold Manual, cal. 16’’’, 35 jewels, lever escapement 47mm Diameter
Case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
HKD 400,000-800,000 USD 51,300-103,000 Accessories Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confrming production of the present watch with 60-minute and 12-hour registers in 1903 and its subsequent sale on June 22nd, 1927
Patek Philippe has long been known for their technical innovation and workmanship and it is ofen through their complicated timepieces that afcionados can truly appreciate the mastery of their watches. One of the frst known examples was a quarter repeating hunter case watch, with the Scherbatof and Zubof family coat of arms, made in 1839. These complicated timepieces were special orders made for wealthy families and ofen enhanced with family coat of arms or enamel portraiture. Research indicates that over time production for minute repeating chronograph watches total approximately 600 pieces, while production for the minute repeating split-seconds chronograph totaled close to 1000 examples, indicating the frm’s specialty in these fne complications. Patek Philippe patented their split-seconds mechanism in 1902 (patent 27052) and used the calibers 16’’’, 17/18’’’ and 19’’’. The watches came in several dial combinations with the rare hunter case models with and without registers, open face pocket watches with and without registers. Those open face watches with registers typically featured 30 minute and subsidiary seconds dials most ofen in a vertical position. Timepieces with the combination of 60 minute and 12-hour register are exceedingly rare. The split-seconds mechanism with register was added to the basic Patek Philippe minute repeating movement, however it was more complicated and expensive when using the 12hour register.
Phillips presents THE HONG KONG WATCH AUCTION: EIGHT on 28 May 2019.