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    Patek Philippe & Cie Rare & Very Fine Gold Trip Minute Repeater, Two Train Tandem Wind Pocket Watch, circa 1901
    Case: No. 226944, four body, bassine, 18k yellow gold, 49 mm, plain back, gold cuvette
    Dial: white enamel, Breguet numerals, black minute track with red numerals at the five minutes, subsidiary seconds, gold Louis XV hands
    Movement: No. 111995, two train, 36 jewels, counter poised straight line lever, bi-metallic balance with gold and platinum mean time adjustment screws, double barrels with tandem winding, trip release for the repeating chimes from a button on the crown, polished steel hammers striking on gong rods, straight line damaskeened finish with gold lettering
    Signed: triple signed Patek Philippe & Cie, with Extract from the Archives stating date of manufacture as 1901 and date of sale as Jan. 31st, 1903

    Note: This exceptional timepiece is a superior example of the art of horology. The standard means of supplying power to repeat hammers is achieved by a slide bar on the rim which winds a small spring. By this means, the repeat function will need winding again for the next chiming sequence. Trip repeaters such as this example are much more advanced and complex. Using a double barrel system with tandem winding and a longer spring for the repeating power, this timepiece chimes from a simple push of the trip button and the chiming function can be repeated several times before the spring needs to be re-wound. First introduced by Patek Philippe & Cie in 1900 and made for a 25 year period, these timepieces are very rare. The general consensus is that fewer than 30 examples are known.






    Condition Report*: Type: Patek Philippe & Cie Rare & Very Fine Gold Trip Minute Repeater, Two Train Tandem Wind Pocket Watch
    Dial: white enamel, Breguet numerals and red fives
    Hands; gold Louis XV hands
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Gram Weight: 106.1
    Case No: 226944
    Case Info: four body, bassine, gold cuvette
    Case Width: 49 mm
    Crystal: glass
    Watch Movement: No. 111995, two train, 36 jewels, counter poised straight line lever, bi-metallic balance with gold and platinum mean time adjustment screws, double barrels with tandem winding
    Circa: 1901
    Condition: case is very good, dial is very good, movement is very good, running and chiming, name and location of original owner engraved on the cuvette
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