Extremely Rare Patek Philippe "The Garnet Heart" Pocket Watch
According to the PP literature, thirty pieces were made from 1853 to 1868; all of them have a different case decoration making each a unique piece.
Nine of them are known to have survived (four in the PP Museum).
Their rarity are the movement shape and the small size, around 22 x 36 mm, 11,3 mm thick.
An Extract of Archives dated 2019 confirms that the watch was made in 1858 and sold in 1864 with garnet stones and engraved bow cover and key.
Movement -Less than 30 movements with heart shape were ever made by Patek Philippe.
Case -Each of these watches had a different case decoration, either with hard stone or with enamelled covers; each case and bow had a different pattern.
Dial -Typical dial for that period, without maker’s signature (never signed at that time). PROVENANCE Habsburg Feldmann (Antiquorum) Geneva 1989, The Art of Patek Philippe, lot 241.