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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 283

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold wristwatch with pink dial

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, REF. 96, MOVEMENT NO. 924'869, CASE NO. 298'714, MANUFACTURED IN 1944

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    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold wristwatch with pink dial
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, Calatrava model, ref. 96, movement no. 924'869, case no. 298'714, manufactured in 1944
    Cal. 12'''120 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, the pink matte dial with applied pink gold baton numerals, pink gold dauphine hands, subsidiary seconds, in circular case with downturned lugs, snap on back, 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    31 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with pink dial and applied gold numerals in 1944 and its subsequent sale on 4 May 1944. It has never been offered in public before and is believed to be one of only eight examples of this reference in pink gold and with calibre 12'''120 movement to appear at auction to date.

    Production of the famous Calatrava model with reference 96 was launched in 1932. In 1950 it was replaced by reference 2457.