PATEK PHILIPPE. A UNIQUE, EXCEPTIONAL AND EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, 18K GOLD HUNTER CASE MINUTE REPEATING SPLIT-SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH KEYLESS LEVER WATCH WITH SPECIAL COMMISSION ENAMEL DIAL, PERPETUAL CALENDAR, MOON PHASES, INSTANTANEOUS THIRTY MINUTE RECOR...

Lot №: 18070
Estimate: $400,000 - 800,000
06 December 2016
Sold price
$487 500

Description

Patek Philippe. A Unique, Exceptional and Extremely Important, 18k Gold Hunter Case Minute Repeating Split-Seconds Chronograph Keyless Lever Watch with Special Commission Enamel Dial, Perpetual Calendar, Moon Phases, Instantaneous Thirty Minute Recorder, Taille Douce Engraved Portrait of Carrie Belle Carter Allen, with Original CertificateSigned Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneva, Movement No. 125’006, Case No. 236’251, Made for Doctor Ethan Allen, Shreveport, Louisiana in 1904Movement: Manual, ebauche by Victorin Piguet & Cie, cal. 19’’’, rhodium finished, engraved CARRIE, BELLE, ALLEN, bimetallic balance with gold and platinum timing screws, swan-neck regulator, 39 jewels, minute repeating with two polished steel hammers on two gongs by a slide in the bandDial: white enamel, special “root” letter numerals spelling the name C. B. C. ALLEN, outer minutes and fifths of a second tracks, subsidiary dials for the seconds combined with red date, days of the week in Latin, months, 30 minute register combined with lunar calendar, aperture for moon phases, blued steel spade handsCase: 18k gold, “Louis XVI style”, polished, the interior of the front cover with fine taille douce engraved portrait of Carrie Belle Carter Allen, buttons for split seconds chronograph and slide for minute repeating in the band, hinged gold cuvette engraved; No. 125006 Made for Doctor Ethan Allen, Shreveport, Louisiana, 1904 by Patek Philippe & Cie Geneva, 55 mm. diam.Signed: Case, cuvette and movementAccompanied by: A Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the enamel dial with hour markers in capital letters and black minute figures, Louis XVI style hunter case, date of manufacture in 1904 and subsequent sale on March 27th 1905, a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, a book 'Lost Shreveport,' by Gary D. Joiner and Ernie Roberson, 2010 and a pouch labeled Carter-Allen Jewelry
Brand: PATEK PHILIPPE