Lot 4265. Pocket watch: a unique, early gold savonnette with Repetition, rarity from the early days of Patek Philippe, Patek & Cie. No. 10296, Geneva, CA. 1855, probably with original Box and original key

Sold:€ 6 500
Auction date:04.05.2019   18:30
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Lot 4265Pocket watch: a unique, early gold savonnette with Repetition, rarity from the early days of Patek Philippe, Patek & Cie. No. 10296, Geneva, CA. 1855, probably with original Box and original key
Approx. Ø47mm, approx. 56g, 18K Gold, magnificently engraved, very early savonnette case, jump cover with finely honed presentation of a General in his Uniform, believed to be the Polish national hero General Tadeusz Kościuszko, to the rear a very detailed presentation of the General on horseback in front of military scene in the Background, dust cover signed and numbered, beautifully engraved with rocaille, No. 10296, case and movement number are the same, exquisite early Patek Philippe lever movement with temperature compensation and shock protection, Repetition of hours and quarters, very beautiful enamel dial and fine Breguet-gold hands, functional, and in very good state of preservation. The watch is in a Box of the company Türler in Zurich, which was probably the seller. In the Box is probably the original gold key is in the form of a cross. The watch is in a Museum, collect the Ruhr, and is one of the earliest known Patek Philippe Goldsavonneten with Repetition, probably made for a well-to-do Polish customers. At the Antiquorum auction in Geneva in 2004, was sold another Patek Philippe Savonnette with a very similar case and master excerpt from the book. According to the statement, the case showed on one side the scene: "The death of Poniatowski," and on the other hand, also Tadeusz Kościuszko on horseback. The watch achieved a record price for an early Patek pocket watch with quarter-hour repetition. (Source: https://www.cortrie.de/go/Mnb).

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