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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 308

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold rectangular wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 1593, MOVEMENT NO. 976'775, CASE NO. 690'410, MANUFACTURED IN 1956

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold rectangular wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 1593, movement no. 976'775, case no. 690'410, manufactured in 1956
    Cal. 9'''90 rectangular-shaped nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, the silvered matte dial with applied gold dagger and Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, the rectangular-shaped case with concave sides, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    41 mm. overall length


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1956 and its subsequent sale on 15 September 1956. It has never been offered in public before.

    Reference 1593, launched in 1944, is one of Patek Philippe's best designs ever given to a rectangular wristwatch. For over 20 years, this model was available in gold, only few examples were cased in platinum.
    The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, pages 128 & 129 and 141 & 142.