PATEK PHILIPPE & CO GENEVA St. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON - 1883 ONLY CASEThe beautiful case with the motif of Saint George has an open key movement that does not work and is not the originaltherefore what is for sale is the case only that is original Patek Phillipe the serial number is n 70158 genevethe complete model can fetch $ 20,000 at a prestigious auctionThe measurements of the PP silver case are the followingDiameter 23.7mm 41mm counting the pendant crown and 46mm counting also the pendant bow The interior measurement of the movement of the inner case is 27mmSt. George, patron of England and legendary slayer of the Dragon, was an early Christian who was martyred under the rule of the Roman Emperor Diocletian in A. D. 303.
The banner of St. George, the red cross of a martyr on a white background, was adopted for the uniform of English soldiers possibly in the reign of Richard the First, and later became the flag of England and the White Ensign of the Royal Navy.
The back of the present watch depicts the St. George talisman, showing St. George on horseback, thrusting his lance at a dragon and the inscription "S. GEORGIUS EQUITUM PATRONUS" (St. George, protector of knights) on one side. The reverse shows a ship in full sail on a rough sea and Christ asleep on the deck with two terrified apostles, a wind blows through a small cloud into the sail and the inscription "IN TEMPESTATE SECURITAS" (protection in the storm).
PATEK PHILIPPE & CO GENEVA St. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON - 1883