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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 80

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and Breguet numerals

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, REF. 2457, MOVEMENT NO. 702'271, CASE NO. 305'857, MANUFACTURED IN 1953

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and Breguet numerals
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, Calatrava model, ref. 2457, movement no. 702'271, case no. 305'857, manufactured in 1953
    Cal. 27 SC nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, the silvered matte dial with applied gold Breguet numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions, sweep centre seconds, in circular case with snap on back, downturned lugs, case, dial and movement signed
    30 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with applied gold Breguet numerals in 1953 and its subsequent sale on 31 August 1953. It has never been offered in public before.

    Production of ref. 2457 was launched in 1950 and replaced the celebrated Calatrava reference 96 model.