Patek Philippe has long been regarded as the pinnacle of fine watch manufacturing. When Antoine Norbet de Patek and Jean Adrien Philippe met in Paris, it was as if two craftsmen had alined and were destined to create the ultimate timepiece manufacture the world had ever seen. With the business and sales knowhow of Mr Patek and the creative geneous of Mr Philippe the brand soon became a global sensation. Worn by some of histories most powerful and influencial people, Patek Philippe was known for its innovation and quality. This is shown today in their timepieces from “the realm of the extrodinary”.
In 1863 the brand created their first pocket watch with tourbillion escapement and in 1924, the brand created its first wrist watch with a fully mechanised minute repeating function. Today this can been seen in this fine example of Minute Repeater the ref 3939HG-001. Made in very small quantities, only 3 are known to have been offered to Auction. Never previously offered to market and now discontinued, this very fine and rare example has an all 18ct white gold case and held on a hand stitched genuine alligator strap with matching white gold buckle. Fitted with the highly complicated and highly decorated Patek Philippe calibre R TO 27 PS mechanical hand-wound movement, which features include an on demand minute repeater, sub seconds hand and tourbillion escapement. White opaline dial with applied Breguet numerals and finished with a sapphire crystal glass and case back.