The Art Of Patek Philippe
LOT 238
Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 27033, case No. 27033, specially made for the Pope Pio IX, sold on the 26.6.1867. Important 18-carat gold and enamel quarter repeating early keyless watch.
Massive four body "pomme et filet", polished case, the back with the champlevé and painted enamelled coat of arms of the Pope, set on each side by laurel branches. Gold cuvette engraved with a dedication dated: Geneva 29 Juni 1867. White enamel dial with Roman numerals, outer Arabic minute ring and subsidiary seconds (hair crack). Blued steel "Spade" hands. 19"' gilt brass movement, 32 jewels, equilibrated straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance-spring. Repeating on gongs by means of a slide on the band. In very good condition. Diam. 50 mm.
Estimate: 25,000 CHF - 35,000 CHF
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The Art Of Patek Philippe