1847 HAND ENGRAVED POCKET WATCH
This 172-years old pocket watch has lived an incredible life. Commissioned by a Polish nobleman at a time that Antoine Norbert de Patek was just ramping up his newly found business. In the 1840s, Mr. Patek was focused on selling to his Polish nobleman friends and accepted special requests of engravings and presentation inscriptions such as we see here. Consider this, it is highly likely Mr. Patek personally accepted this order and hand delivered this watch to the buyer, Mr. Redziewicz.
The Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirms production of this watch in 1847 engraved with views of Warsaw and Vilna (today the capital of Lithuania) on the covers, and an engraved coat of arms on the cuvette; and its subsequent sale on 25 July, 1848. The gold cuvette is engraved with a coat of arms depicting a tied arch and inscriptions 1848 Norbert Redziewicz, Patek i Spólka W Genewie, Nr. 2789, Wychwyt Kotficzny, Trzy Podnoszenia z Rubinów, Dziesiec Czopów w Rubinach. Cieplochron (Patek & Co. in Geneva. Lever Escapement. Three Ruby Liftings. Ten Pivots in Rubies. Heat Protection). Read more about the 1847 hand engraved pocket watch.