Patek Philippe - Ref. 699

  • Movement 
    Automatic
  • Lot number 
    240
  • Diameter 
    48
  • Location

Description

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 699 MINUTE REPEATER & PERPETUAL CALENDAR
WITH SPECIAL ORDER OUTER PROTECTING CASE
Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 861351, case No. 681109, Ref. 699. Made in 1953, sold on
March 2nd 1955.
Extremely fine and very rare, keyless, minute-repeating, 18K yellow gold pocket
watch with perpetual calendar and moon phases and an 18K gold special order Patek
Philippe outer protecting case punched with the movement number. Accompanied
by the Extract from the Archives.
Three-body, "variée carrure plate", solid, polished and brushed, correctors on the
flat band, snap-on back engraved with initials "M.F.C.".
Satiné silver with applied yellow gold baton and dot indexes and Roman
quarter-hour numerals, outer minute divisions, subsidiary dials for the seconds,
the days of the month, of the week, the months with 4-year cycle, aperture for the
moon phases. Yellow gold feuille hands.
Cal. 17"', rhodium-plated, fausses côtes decoration, 29 jewels, straight line lever
escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism
and 5 positions, blued steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator, repeating
on gongs by activating a slide on the band.