18 Carat Gold Patek Philippe 1/2 Hunter
18 carat gold Patek Philippe 1/2 hunter pocket watch made for Fralik Samuel Budapest dating to 1885-1890. Code 071217
Antoni Patek and Adrien Philippe (inventor of the keyless winding mechanism) founded Patek Philippe & Co in 1851. Patek Philippe popularized the perpetual calendar, split-seconds hand, chronograph, and minute repeater in watches.
In 1935, the manufacturer was brought to American markets by New York-based Henri Stern Watch Agency where it was sold as a sister brand alongside Universal Genève.
Patek Philippe timepieces have recorded high prices in auctions worldwide.