Patek Philippe & Cie. Genève / Walser Wald, Buenos Aires, Movement No. 156779, Case No. 616425, 50 mm, 106 g, circa 1912
An extremely rare and fine Geneva doctor’s chronograph with 30 minute counter and pulsation scale, delivered to Walser Wald jewellers in Argentina - presented in 1938 to Benito E. Martinez, conservative party member of parliament - with original box Case: 18k gold, inner lid with presentation engraving:"Al Diputado Nacional Benito E. Martinez Sus Amigos Politicos De La VIa Seccion Electoral Pcia Bs As 31-5-1938". Dial: two-tone silvered. Movm.: bridge movement, gold screw compensation balance.
This striking monopusher pocket chronograph is unusually beautiful and elegant and even with some minor traces of wear and tear it is in excellent condition. The watch’s most distinguishing features is the rare pulsation scale on the exquisite sector dial which bears the signature of Argentinian jeweller Walser Wald. The company was one of the most prominent distributors of Patek Philippe timepieces in South America.
Estimate 24,000 - 28,000 €
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