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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 314

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, REF. 96, MOVEMENT NO. 731'910, CASE NO. 333'220, MANUFACTURED IN 1963

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Calatrava model, ref. 96, movement no. 731'910, case no. 333'220, manufactured in 1963
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 27-AM 400, jewelled
    DIAL: silvered, applied gold baton numerals, subsidiary seconds
    CASE: 18K gold, snap on back, 30.5 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract fromt he Archives confirming the production of the present watch with laped yellow gold indexes in 1963 and its subsequent sale on 27 November 1978.




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    Reference 96 is undeniably Patek Philippe's most legendary design. Introduced in 1932, its timeless case proportions are as modern today, over 70 years later, as they were at the time of its creation. Incorporating elements of Bauhaus, late Art Deco and modernism, it is the perfect 1930s representation. Amongst connoisseurs, reference 96 is better known as the Calatrava, a name which stands for avant-garde philosophy thanks to its subtle, elegant lines - clearly Patek Philippe's signature piece, such as the present watch.

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