PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMELY FINE AND VERY RARE 18K GOLD OBSERVATORY TIMING CONTEST KEYLESS LEVER CHRONOMETER WATCH WITH CERTIFICATE OF ORIGIN, ORIGINAL RETAILER’S SALES RECEIPT, ORIGINAL NUMBERED BOX

Lot №: 28288
Estimate: $3,349 - 5,581
11 November 2019
Sold price
$25,114
Geneva

Description

Patek Philippe. An extremely fine and very rare 18K gold Observatory Timing Contest keyless lever chronometer watch with Certificate of Origin, original retailer’s sales receipt, original numbered boxSigned Patek, Philippe & Cie., Geneva, Switzerland, Made for Shreve, Crump & Low Co., Boston, movement no. 177’460, case no. 405’482, manufactured in 1913 Movement: cal. 19’’’ “Extra” stamped twice with the Geneva seal, manual, 21 jewels, Guillaume balance with gold and platinum screws, signed by maker and retailerDial: signed by makerCase: concealed hinges, gold cuvette engraved “Awarded Honourable Mention, Geneva Astronomical Observatory, Timing Contest 1918-1919”, 50 mm. diam., signed by maker and retailerWith: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin, original Shreve, Crump & Low Company bill of sale to William E. Nickerson for $400, dated 1st March 1920, Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1913 with "extra" movement, Geneva Observatory Timing Contest Honourable Mention awarded in 1918-1919, and its subsequent sale on 14 August 1919, original fitted and numbered Patek Philippe wooden presentation box additionally signed Shreve, Crump & Low Co., Boston
Brand: PATEK PHILIPPE