Patek Philippe commemorative medal, designed by Georges Hantz, 1901. Front with portraits of Antoni Norbert de Patek and Adrien Philippe, against a watch dial, Philippe framed by a laurel garland and Patek by oak leaves, reverse with Patek Philippes commemorative plaque surrounded by laurel garlands. Excellent condition, original box. Signed Georges Hantz on the vers and “GH” on the front. George Hantz was born 1846 in Chaux-de-Fonds. After apprenticing as an engraver and chaser he went to Geneva; in 1884 he was appointed director of the new Musée des Arts décoratifs and built up a large collection and an extensive library for the museum over the next 30 years. Hantz never lost interest in engraving and created a number of coins for special occasions. He died in 1920. Don’t forget to look my other items. I can accept wire transfers within EU. The item “Antique 1901 PATEK PHILIPPE Commemorative Medal in Solid Silver in orig. Box” is in sale since Saturday, July 02, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Watches, Parts & Accessories\Pocket Watches\Antique”. The seller is “sparklingbear” and is located in Armentières en Brie. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Year of Manufacture: 1830-1839
- Movement: Mechanical: Hand-winding
- Country Made: Switzerland
- Age: Antique (pre 1920)