Patek Philippe Genève "Special" / Bailey, Banks & Biddle, Philadelphia, Movement No. 48481, Case No. 48481, 52 mm, 142 g, circa 1880
A gentleman's rare Geneva pocket watch with regulator dial and split seconds chronograph sold to Bailey Banks & Biddle Co. Philadelphia - According to the current state of knowledge only five other watches are known to exist Case: 18k rose gold, polished, gold dome with dedication engraving: "John Tucker Jr. 1883" und "Russel I.Tucker 1888", pusher for chronograph at "11". Dial: enamel, eccentric hour dial with radial Roman numerals, auxiliary seconds, signed, blued hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, signed, very finely ground and bevelled chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, signed, gold screw compensation balance, counterpoised lever.
Similar watches are described and illustrated in detail in "Patek Philippe" by Huber & Banberry, Zurich 1982, page 190.
Estimate 14,500 - 18,000 €
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