The perfect marriage of precision timekeeping and aesthetic appeal, this ref. 894 skeletonized pocket watch by Patek Philippe is in a class all its own. Known as the Squelette
, French for “skeleton," both the front and the back of its ultra-thin 18K gold case allows a clear view into the timepiece's complex 18-jewel movement that has been worked to a remarkable degree. Every millimeter of the watch is elaborately hand-engraved, including the case and inner workings, a task that takes around 130 hours of work. The crown is set with a cabochon ruby.
The engraved caliber 17-170 movement is crafted of 14K gold, with only the setting mechanism, mainspring and parts of the escapement made of steel. Known for their incomparable luxury timepieces, stunning Patek Philippe watches of this caliber and condition are seldom found on the market, and the Squelette
stands out as a miniature work of art.
From its innovative workshop in Geneva, the master watchmakers of Patek Philippe have been crafting the world’s finest timepieces since 1839. Combining style, luxury and precise timekeeping, Patek Philippe’s timepieces are unrivaled and highly sought after on the market. This sophisticated pocket watch is accompanied by its original Patek Philippe presentation box and certificate of authenticity.
Movement marked "Patek Philippe Geneve"
Case marked "PP. Co."
Late 20th century
47 mm diameterDownload the CertificationClick here to view a video of this item.