Platinum Wrist Chronometer no. -
Movement: s/n; 819'262, baguette caliber 6 ligne, 18 jewels
1928 - Niton, Geneve ? (still validating)
1928 - Patek Philippe & Co.
2017 - Chriestie's, New York
Christie's, 2017 | Live Auction 14847, An Evening of Exceptional Watches, Lot 7
A Portion of the Proceeds Will Be Donated to Eagle Island, Inc. dedicated to the preservation of Henry Graves Jr.’s family Adirondack camp that he kindly donated in 1937 as a unique summer camp for youth
Patek Philippe. A Ladies Fine Platinum and Diamond-set Bracelet Watch, Formerly Belonging to Florence Preston Graves
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, MOVEMENT NO. 819'262, CASE NO. 606'747, MANUFACTURED IN 1928
Patek Philippe. A Ladies Fine Platinum and Diamond-set Bracelet Watch, Formerly Belonging to Florence Preston Graves Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, Movement No. 819'262, Case No. 606'747, Manufactured in 1928 Movement: Manual, Cal. 6''' Dial: Silvered, Arabic numerals Case: Platinum, diamond-set bezel and lugs, finely engraved case sides, snap on back, 8mm width, 50mm overall length Bracelet/Clasp: Patek Philippe Gay Frères adjustable mesh bracelet and diamond-set clasp, overall approximate length at its largest 8.5 inches Accompanied By: A Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on June 16, 1928.
Property From the Original Family.
Set with large baguette and square-cut diamonds, this ladies bracelet watch shines with a total of 3.54 carats, all set within its finely engraved platinum case. The present watch presents an exceptionally rare and lovely example of the fine case work and design of Patek Philippe in relation to ladies watches from the Art Deco period, echoing the elegance and grace of Florence Preston Graves.