Introduction

982/185J
- Rare Handcrafts
Manual winding

Pocket watch with wood marquetry, hand-engraving and miniature painting on enamel.

Superb in its tawny black-spotted coat, a leopard (also called a panther) keeps watch on the back of this unique piece uniting two rare and complex handcrafts.

The big cat’s stunningly lifelike portrait is a work of micromarquetry, comprising 632 pieces and inlays shaped from 21 species of wood. It stands out from a background of fine hand-engraving in low relief depicting a savannah, which required one hundred hours of work. The gold dial is decorated with miniature painting on enamel reminiscent of the leopard coat. It presents yellow-gold applied Breguet numerals, applied seconds ring and power-reserve segment and leaf-shaped hands also in yellow gold. A yellow sapphire cabochon (0.4 ct) embellishes the crown.

This pocket watch is accompanied by a yellow-gold handcrafted stand decorated with an acacia motif evoking the savannah, on a leopard jasper base set with a yellow sapphire cabochon (0.38 ct).

It houses the caliber 17’’’ LEP PS IRM manually wound movement with small seconds and power reserve indicator.

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Caliber

17''' LEP PS IRM
Manual winding

Patek Philippe Caliber 17''' LEP PS IRM - Front
Front Back

17''' LEP PS IRM
Manual winding

Overall diameter: 38.65 mm. Height: 3.8 mm. Number of parts: 158. Bridges: 7. Jewels: 20. Power reserve: Min. 36 hours. Balance: Plain with screws. Frequency: 18 000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5 Hz). Balance spring: Breguet.

Savoir faire

Rare Handcrafts
Inspiration

For decades, Patek Philippe has been helping to preserve age-old decorative skills by regularly commissioning pieces from artists who are either independent, creating in their own studios, or who are based in the company’s Geneva workshop and dedicated to rare handcrafts. How does Patek Philippe ensure that these skills continue to flourish?

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