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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 284

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold rectangular wristwatch with pink dial and Gay Freres bracelet

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, REF. 1450, MOVEMENT NO. 837'403, CASE NO. 637'341, MANUFACTURED IN 1945

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold rectangular wristwatch with pink dial and Gay Freres bracelet
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, ref. 1450, movement no. 837'403, case no. 637'341, manufactured in 1945
    Cal. 9'''90 rectangular-shaped nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, the pink dial with applied pink gold baton and dot numerals, subsidiary seconds, in rectangular curved case with raised bars to both ends, hooded lugs, snap on back, 18K pink gold Gay Frères link bracelet and deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    25 mm. wide & 37 mm. overall length


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1945 and its subsequent sale on 20 July 1945. It has never been offered in public before.

    Although the watch was originally entered in Patek Philippe's archives to have left the manufacture with a leather strap, the present bracelet is from the same period and has possibly been added upon request from the original owner at the date of purchase.

    Reference 1450, also known as the "Top Hat" model amongst collectors, was in production from 1940 until the 1960s. The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by M. Huber & A. Banbery, 1st edition p. 113, pl. 158, 2nd edition p. 137, pl. 196 and in Armbanduhren by G. Negretti, F. Nencini, p. 217, pl. 156-157.