Pocket watch with an engraved surname of W. Grabiński

Patek Philippe&Co.

The Polish Museum in Rapperswil

The Polish Museum in Rapperswil
Rapperswil, Switzerland

A pocket watch in a gold case. An inscription reading: “W. Grabiński/ in/ Lvov/ No 57475/ Patek Philippe Ska/ in Geneva” A watch on a gold chain. The enamelled watch dial indicates hours, minutes and seconds (on a separate dial).
The watch was made by the Geneva watchmaking company Patek Philippe. The origins of the company go back to 1839. It was founded by Antoni Norbert Patek, an insurgent of the Polish November Uprising in 1830. In 1845, he started collaboration with Adrien Philippe, and in 1851, the company was eventually named Patek Phillipe. Its co-owners set themselves the goal of producing the most beautiful and best-quality watches in the world.


  • Title: Pocket watch with an engraved surname of W. Grabiński
  • Creator: Patek Philippe&Co.
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter: 46 mm
  • Provenance: In the collection of the Polish Museum in Rapperswil since 1982 (a gift from Count Alexander Sapieha from Nice).
  • Type: Pocket watch
  • Medium: Engraved gold case, enamelled dial

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