Lot No. 641 (91st Auction)
Patek Philippe & Cie. Genève, "Extra", Movement No. 178450, Case No. 289525, 61 mm, 186 g, circa 1919

A very fine, large Geneva deck watch/lever chronometer - quality extra - with 36h power reserve indicator. In 1919 this watch took part in the chronometer test at the Geneva observatory "Chronomètres 1re Classe 3me Prix" and achieved 732 points, which made it 21st of 81 chronometers in the category "Chronomètres 1re Classe". With extract from the chronometer archives by Andreas Hidding
Case: silver, polished, signed dome. Dial: silvered, radial Roman hours, auxiliary seconds, blued spade hands. Movm.: bridge movement "Extra", frosted, gilt, wolfteeth winding wheels, blue sapphire jewels, Geneva quality hallmark, Guillaume gold screw compensation balance, index spring fine adjusting device, counterpoised lever, ruby endstone on lever and escape wheel, diamond endstone on balance.

"Right from the start the company Patek Philippe & Co. specialized in the production of pocket chronometers and onboard chronometers such as marine chronometers and deck watches; this brought them success in national and international chronometer tests. Since 1900 they were awarded 764 prizes by the Geneva observatory - 187 of them were first prizes. In a time when other manufacturers reduce their product range to their bestselling items, Patek Philippe have always retained the complete spectrum, from the simplest to the most complicated of all watches - the Grande Complication. And this was never at the expense of quality but always ensuring that the highest standards were met in design and production, fine regulation and service."
Horant Vogel
Estimate  18,000 - 22,000 €

Price Realised  27,300 €
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