• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 211

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, REF. 96, MOVEMENT NO. 722'370, CASE NO. 305'964, MANUFACTURED IN 1954

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Calatrava model, ref. 96, movement no. 722'370, case no. 305'964, manufactured in 1954
    Cal. 12-400 nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, swan neck regulator, silvered dial, applied gold baton numerals, outer beady minute divisions, subsidiary seconds, circular case, flat bezel, snap on back, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    31 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with gold hour markers in 1954 and its subsequent sale on 31 May 1954. Furthermore delivered with a copy of Patek Philippe servicing invoice dated 7 May 2009 for the complete overhaul of the watch, burgundy presentation box and outer packaging.

    To the best of our knowledge, this watch has never been offered in public before.

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