Patek Philippe "trip" Repeater
Very fine and very scarce Patek Philippe "trip" 5-minute repeating 18K gold
antique pocket watch made for Tiffany & Company circa 1900.
White enamel dial with blued steel hands.
Highest grade tandem wind 36 jewel twin mainspring nickel movement jeweled to the center
and the hammers, the balance with platinum timing screws.
Plain polish monogrammed case with a trip button in the band to
activate the repeater. With certificate from Patek Philippe confirming their
manufacture and sale of the movement. The same serial number on the case and movement.
When activated, this watch chimes the exact time using different chime tones to
designate the hours and 5-minute intervals with loud clear tones.
Traditional repeaters have a short repeater mainspring that is wound when the
mechanism is activated. On this watch the repeater mainspring is long and is wound
along with the time mainspring. To sound this repeater a small button in the band
is depressed which trips the repeater train and allows it to chime the time.
Patek Philippe started making double-train trip repeaters around 1900 and
continued making them, in very limited quantities, over the next 25 years.
According to one published estimate there are fewer than thirty of them known.
Diameter 47 mm
NOTE: The small circles or shadows in some of our photos
are reflections of the camera lens. Since this watch is much smaller than in the
enlarged photos, a tiny blemish or imperfection that you could not see when looking
at the actual watch can appear very large in the photos.