This watch is an exceedingly rare example of a reference 565 in stainless steel, featuring a silvered dial with the much sought after Breguet numerals and luminous dots, all confirmed by the Extract from the Archives. According to our research, only nine other examples of this model in steel with such a dial have been offered in public to date. Fresh to the market, the overall appeal of the present watch is furthermore enhanced by its very good, original overall condition.
The present watch is illustrated in: Patek Philippe Steel Watches, John Goldberger, 2010, p. 184-185.
Reference 565, the first large water-resistant watch featuring a two-piece case with screw back and dust cover, was available with either subsidiary or sweep centre seconds. The timelessly modern design of reference 565 served as inspiration for the creation of the 2006 stainless steel inaugural reference 5565.