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Auction Ended
03/23/23
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Lot #2020

Patek Philippe Pocket Watch 18k Rose Gold

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Introduction

Famed for their intensely luxurious eye for detail and unparalleled heritage within the watchmaking industry, Patek Philippe has long been at the top of the horology pyramid. While their modern plaudits come from their infamously desirable wristwatches, the brand began life creating pocket watches, much like other watchmakers that began life during the 19th century and before. As such, it is pocket watches, like the example we have here draws attention to Patek Philippe’s original legendary aesthetic and unwavering level of craftsmanship. Featuring an 18kt rose gold construction, a stunning salmon dial with applied gold indices and Roman numerals alongside beautiful baton hands, crisp black inscriptions and a sub-seconds dial with a bright concentric guilloche engraving, this example’s display is a classily executed embodiment of style and decorum. Featuring a polished domed bezel and mid-case that wraps around and meets its caseback, this pocket watch is a stunning example of why Patek Philippe has been widely regarded as one of horology’s best watchmakers for centuries now - a reputation that they certainly have earned and will not lose any time soon judging by their constantly improving product line and back-log of truly iconic designs.

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Grade

V 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$4,000 – $6,000

The Details

Brand

Patek Philippe

Dimensions

47mm

Model

Pocket watch

Movement

Manual-wind cal. 17''' 14/12

Reference

701

Bracelet

None

Year

Circa 1940s

Condition

Near-Mint

Material

18kt rose gold

Included

Pocket watch only

Dial Color

Salmon

THE DIAL

Featuring a gorgeous salmon dial with a matte texture throughout, this example sports gold applied indices and Roman numerals, alongside matching gold baton hands, and a stunning subdial with concentric guilloche engraving that contrasts the rest of the dial perfectly.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Made with a two-piece case by Eggly & Cie, this example's entirely-polished construction is elegantly highlighted by a bow set between two crown guards at the top of the watch.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Watch is in near-mint condition, with a sharp case and only some minor swirls on the gold surface. Rose gold dial in near-mint condition with strong printing and mint applied indexes.

Our Perspective

A beautiful pocket watch inside and out, it is no surprise that Patek Philippe has been regarded as one of horology's best watchmakers when their early 20th century timepieces looked like this.

Eric Ku

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