Patek Philippe. A rare brass solar desk clock Case no. 1012, Movement No. 872997. Circa 1960's
Lot 499
Patek Philippe. A rare brass solar desk clock
Case no. 1012, Movement No. 872997. Circa 1960's
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 11,397) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Patek Philippe. A rare brass solar desk clock
Case no. 1012, Movement No. 872997. Circa 1960's
Having a 4 3/4" signed black dial with gilt hour indexes, gilt baton hour and minute hands, brushed brass rectangular case, 4 square columns; solar cell on top of case, cellular back up battery; plastic glass, hinged back door. With original red carrying case (lacking number.)

Footnotes

  • Patek Philippe had the revolutionary idea of inventing a light-powered mechanism which could hold additional storage in an electronic accumulator. Patek Philippe's photoelectric cells combines the best in old and new world technology in the mechanical 17" movement, and for this, they were awarded Patent 298564 for photoelectric energy in 1954. So novel was this invention that it was exhibited at the 1955 World Symposium and displayed at the Museum of Science in Boston.

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