Patek Philippe Square Table Clock

  • This Patek Philippe solar table clock from 1970 is a rare marvel from the celebrated firm
  • Their incorporation of solar power was revolutionary at the time
  • A Swiss patent was awarded to the firm for clocks fitted with photo-electric cells
  • Patek Philippe timepieces are some of the rarest and most collectible in the world
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Item No. 31-4917

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This Patek Philippe solar table clock is a rare marvel from the celebrated firm. Made out of gilded brass with an elegantly sculpted foliate and ribbon accent, this magnificent clock is as innovative as it is beautiful, as their use of solar power to run the battery was revolutionary at the time. Patek Philippe’s idea for a light-powered clock mechanism involved introducing additional electronic storage – an accumulator that provides the energy to wind the spring. Using a photo-electric cell, it became possible to store the energy electronically in the accumulator or mechanically by winding the spring. When the mechanism is fully wound, the cells switch over to charge the accumulator. This was so remarkable that a Swiss patent was awarded to the firm for clocks fitted with photo-electric cells.

Circa 1970

6 1/4" wide x 3 3/4" deep x 9 1/4" high
Patek Philippe Square Table Clock
Maker: Patek Philippe
Period: 20th Century
Origin: Switzerland
Type: Other
Depth: 3.75 Inches
Width: 6.25 Inches
Height: 9.25 Inches
Patek Philippe Square Table Clock
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