Patek Philippe E. Farman Backpack Pocketwatch

Believed to be unique, this piece was manufactured in 1875 and owned by Elbert E. Farman, the Previous Diplomatic Agent and Consul-General to Cairo. Farman was able to secure the obelisk Cleopatra’s Needle, which resides in Central Park.

This backpack has been detailed in the Christie’s description and Lot Essay, and articles in GQ, Forbes and WatchPro.

Patek Philippe Backpack Pocket Watch
Movement number: 50.607
Case number: 50.607
Manufacture date: 1875
Calibre: 10”
Material: 18K yellow gold, platinum, enamel dial
Retailer: Tiffany & Co. (case signed)
Length: 1.5” height, 0.5” depth
Sale date: March 18, 1876
Last public sale: Christie’s, Important Watches and American Icons, New York, 12 December 2019

Patek Philippe E.E. Farman Backpack: Movement No. 82972, Case No. 50607