Patek Philippe MINUTE REPEATING POCKET WATCH
Compare the sound of a vintage Patek Philippe minute repeater to a modern minute repeater, and you are in for a very pleasant surprise. The massive cases of early Patek minute repeaters are the ideal sounding board to allow the resonance of the gongs to fill a room with audible goodness. This minute repeater from the era of the Great Depression does not disappoint. The sound, the quality, the finish and, of course, the dial are a pleasure for all the senses.
This exceptional minute repeater bears the highly desirable Tiffany & Co. signature, perfectly placed in hard enamel above the equally indelible Patek Philippe signature. The faceted batons and warmly aged dial are concealed in a Patek Philippe bassine style case with hidden hinges, the ultimate sign of the finest case making of the era. Upon opening the tightly hinged outer case, an engraving is revealed showing that this was a presentation pocket watch for Mr. Arthur Lawrence Stewart from the Gleason Works in Rochester, NY for 41 years of service (1909-1950) in engineering, design, and administration. As an engineer, one can imagine that Mr. Stewart genuinely appreciated observing the awe-inspiring movement found under the presentation cover. Finished to the highest standard of Patek Philippe’s production, this movement is exceptionally finished and well preserved. Upon careful inspection, one can see the HOX stamp next to the balance, indicating it was made for the US market.