Lot 43
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Price Realised: USD 8750.00
Estimate : USD 8,000 - 12,000


CIRCA: 1928
CASE MATERIAL: 18k white gold
CASE DIAMETER: 30 x 25mm (H x W)
BRACELET / STRAP MATERIAL: Black alligator with Patek Philippe buckle in 18k white gold
DIAL: Silvered
FUNCTIONS: Time only
CALIBER: 10'''
ACCESSORIES: Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture date of 1928 and sale date of October 12, 1929

Lot Notes

Φ Please note the endangered species strap is shown for display purposes only and is not for sale. Upon sale, this watch will be supplied to the buyer with a [brown] calf leather strap (not shown). The endangered species strap may be available for collection from the New York Christie’s saleroom – please contact Christie’s Client Service Center at watchesonline@christies.com
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From a private collection

The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.

The case is in good condition with scratches. The case appears to be polished. The hallmark on the side of the case at 5 o'clock shows signs of being polished. The spring bar holes in the sides of the lugs show signs of being polished. The dial appears to be reprinted and has developed patina. The edge of the dial shows signs of wear. The hands appear to be original. The case back is engraved, "Avery Robinson Louisville 1929." The movement is in working order at the time of cataloging, consistent with the age of the watch. The movement has not been tested for accuracy. A service is recommended given the age of the watch.

The condition of lots sold can vary widely due to factors such as age, previous damage, restoration, repair and wear and tear. The nature of the lots sold means that they will rarely be in perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.

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You must pay the full amount due (including any additional charges) no later than March 16, 2017. This applies even if you wish to export the lot and an export license is required. You will not acquire title and own the lot until all amounts due to Christie’s have been received by Christie’s in full, cleared funds.
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Collection Notice
Due to impending weather in the New York area, collection of property will not be available on Tuesday, March 14th from the Christie's Rockefeller Office.

Lot Essay

John's Pick
Patek Philippe did not use reference numbers to identify their watches before the early 1930s. Therefore this particular example does not have one. The case, movement, and dial are signed making this triple signed. The dial has an Art Deco style with Arabic numerals and spade hands. For an 89 year old watch, this timepiece is in well preserved condition relative to many other wristwatches from this period that are now sadly in poor condition.

This watch was sold on October 12, 1929 just a couple weeks before the Wall Street crash of 1929, known as Black Thursday.

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