PATEK PHILIPPE PINK GOLD MINUTE REPEATER & CHRONOGRAPH WITH FINE ART NOUVEAU ENAMELED
CASE BY A.H. RODANET OF PARIS PRESENTED BY EDMOND ROSTAND, THE WRITER OF CYRANO DE
BERGERAC TO THE COMEDIC ACTOR JEAN COQUELIN
Patek Philppe, Genève, No. 48381. Made in 1880, sold on July 16, 1881, the case decoration made by A.H. Rodanet to the
special order of Edmond Rostand, circa 1910.
Extremely fine and historically important, large, minute-repeating, 18K pink gold hunting cased keyless pocket watch with
chronograph and Art Nouveau champlevé enamel decoration. Accompanied by a Rodanet fitted box, the Extract from the
Archives, a period photograph of Jean Coquelin, a Théatre de la Porte Saint-Martin program of January 1910 for "Chantecler", a
4-act piece by Edmond Rostand and a copy of Le Petit Journal for January 30th, 1910 illustrating scenes from "Chantecler".
Four-body, "bassine et filets", polished, the front cover decorated in relief with a translucent and champlevé enamel cockerel
with the rising sun in iridescent champlevé enamel behind, the back cover decorated with a translucent and opalescent
champlevé enamel Art-Nouveau scene of a moonlit bay, push-button between 4 and 5 for start/stop and return-to-zero
chronograph functions. Hinged gold cuvette.
White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute divisions, outermost chronograph track divided into fifths and
with red Arabic five-second numerals, subsidiary seconds with red Arabic numerals. Blued steel spade hands.
19```, nickel plated, fausses côtes decoration, 25 jewels, counterpoised and calibrated straight line lever escapement,
cut-bimetallic compensation balance with gold adjustment screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator,
repeating on gongs activated by a slide on the band.
Case and movement numbered, cuvette signed by Rodanet.