SOLD – Patek Phillipe Naviquartz, Retailed by Kelvin Hughes London


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Kelvin Hughes was a venerated maker of marine chronometers and ship navigational instruments, based in London for over 250 years. Kelvin Hughes was originally a clock maker in the East End of London who progressed into supplying sextants and chronometers to ships coming into London via the Thames. During the early 1970s Patek Philippe produced a selection of portable quartz marine chronometers for commercial ships and private yachts, some of which were retailed by Kelvin Hughes and signed “Kelvin Hughes, London” on the outer glass.

Much more accurate than mechanical chronometers these quartz examples were still designed and cased like mechanical deck chronometers of the past with its beautiful mahogany box and brass hinges. They were also used as desk clocks either onboard yachts or in offices. Today this clock appeals to watch collectors who are looking for other watch related items and memorabilia for the office or simply to add to their collections. In our opinion this would look great at home or in an office, used as a clock and placed on a bookshelf amongst watch books of the same caliber.

This example has the quartz cal. 1151B movement in full working order, signed Patek Philippe and numbered 8225.


Patek Philippe


CIrca 1970's