PATEK PHILIPPE MINUTE REPEATING CHRONOGRAPH
Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, movement No. 124794, case No. 267604. Made circa 1905.
Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold keyless minute-repeating hunting-cased pocket
watch with chronograph. Accompanied by a period Patek Philippe fitted box.
Four-body, "bassine", heavy, engine-turned with polished borders, the front cover
with red and royal blue champlevé enamel monogram, chronograph button in the
band. Hinged gold cuvette.
White enamel, Dauphine numerals, outer minute track and extreme outer seconds
track divided into fifths of a second, red Arabic five minute/seconds numerals, subsidiary
seconds. Blued steel spade hands.
18''', rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, counterpoised straight line lever
escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring,
swan-neck micrometer adjustment to the regulator, repeating with two polished
hammers on two gongs activated by a slide in the band.