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Auction for teaching how to clone auctions / Patek Philippe. An early and rare platinum tortue form manual wind wristwatch Movement manufactured 1913, Sold 8th September 1924

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Patek Philippe. An early and rare platinum tortue form manual wind wristwatch
Movement manufactured 1913, Sold 8th September 1924
11 August 2022, 10:30 BST
London, New Bond Street

£5,000 - £7,000

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Patek Philippe. An early and rare platinum tortue form manual wind wristwatch

Date: Movement manufactured 1913, Sold 8th September 1924
Movement: Jewelled manual wind, No.179916
Dial: Silvered, black Arabic numerals, black outer minute track with five minute markers, polished spade hands
Case: Brushed and polished tortue form, snap on back with monogram, movement number engraved to outer case back, No.602096
Strap/Bracelet: Associated grey ostrich leather
Buckle/Clasp: Associated gold buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 26mm
Accompaniments: Associated Patek Philippe box, Extract from the Archives

Footnotes

Patek Philippe were one of the first manufacturers to incorporate the Tortue form in their production pieces. Despite this there are surprisingly few known examples of the Tortue model from this period.

Platinum was used at this period as a precious white metal, often in conjunction with yellow gold accents. Durable and not reactive it lent itself to daily life on the wrist.

For a similar example see Patek Philippe, Vol. II, 2nd Edition, 1998, p.108, fig.123

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