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20537 Hamburg

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177-4192  Wristwatch: one of the rarest Patek Philippe watches from the Art Deco period, "Piece Unique", the only watch of the Ref.1930, which was manufactured with original box with changeable dial, with extract from the archives and Patek Philippe service papers

Ca. 24 × 35mm, unique 18K yellow gold and white gold Art Deco case, special lugs, hinged back, serial number 619396, reference number 1930, manual winding, movement number 822470, silvered dial with black enamelled indexes, subsidiary seconds, back also punched with reference number 1930, blued steel hands, old leather strap with 18K buckle, signed Gay Freres, in very beautiful condition, in working order. The watch comes with an exceptional original Patek Philippe box, oval and brown leather with gold rim, inside silk. Under the velvet inlay is a secret compartment with a 2nd signed and in paper wrapped "replacement" or "change dial". The watch is a unique timepiece with various accompanying documents, including extract from the archives and service papers about a general overhaul at Patek Philippe in Geneva for 14,300 Swiss Francs in 2004; a Patek Philippe watch which only exists once in this version and which actually belongs into the museum in Geneva! The watch first appeared in Geneva in 1995 and was already valued between 100,000 and 120,000 Swiss Francs. At that time, however, the changeable dial in the secret compartment of the box was not yet discovered and the watch was still in technically poor condition, like it was found! The extract from the archives confirms the authenticity of the entire watch and the very special and rare dial! The watch has a unique history that is documented in a letter from the Patek Philipp Museum to the owner of the watch. Here are the facts: in September 1929 a Patek Philippe customer delivered a white gold case in a special design to Patek Philippe to manufacture a wristwatch according to his ideas. The sketches for the design are supposed to come from Fred Dubois, the well-known Patek Philippe illustrator. Patek Philippe took over the case, punched it with serial number and reference and equipped it with the movement 822470 and the current dial, which is recorded in the register, and delivered it to the customer. This whole process took 3 years! Patek Philippe explained it with the special circumstances of the world economic crisis. In 1938 Patek bought the watch back because the customer chose another watch. In 1939 the watch was sold again. This is also documented in the extract from the archives. Patek Philippe assumes that the second dial was added as part of this sale, according to the changed taste of the time! The unique Art Deco case was reworked by Patek Philippe according to archive information. It was originally made of white gold when it was designed by Dubois in 1929 and was changed by Patek Philippe into a bicolour case. Whether this alteration was the reason for the long time from 1929 to 1932, or whether the reworking took place after the repurchase in 1938, is not clearly documented.

Hammerprice: 125.000 €
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177-4046 Sold 177-4046 Pocket watch: historically interesting Patek Philippe pocket watch No. 7114, one of the earliest made Patek Philippe hunting case watches with 1st version of the crown winding developed by Adrien Philippe, Geneva 1852 Hammerprice: 2.500 €
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177-4097 Sold 177-4097 Pocket watch: extremely thin Art Deco dress watch by Patek Philippe with very rare double signature, Geneva ca. 1932 Hammerprice: 3.500 €
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177-4099 Sold 177-4099 Pocket watch: Patek Philippe rarity, pocket watch with extremely rare stainless steel case, sold 1938, with extract from the archives Hammerprice: 6.100 €
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177-4101 Sold 177-4101 Pocket watch: historically important Art Deco gentleman's set "Piece Unique" including an important pocket watch minute repeater, Meylan Brassus, presumably from the nobility of the Melo family, ca. 1930 Hammerprice: 160.000 €
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177-4149 Sold 177-4149 Pocket watch: very fine pocket chronometer Patek Philippe "Chronometro Gondolo", ca. 1908 Hammerprice: 4.000 €
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177-4150 177-4150 Pocket watch: Patek Philippe pocket watch quarter-hour repeater and extract from the archives, formerly owned by a well-known Boston doctor, Geneva 1889 now only: 10.000 €
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