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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 285

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K pink gold water-resistant square wristwatch with hooded lugs and sliding sides

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, REF. 1486, MOVEMENT NO. 911'550, CASE NO. 632'699, MANUFACTURED IN 1943

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K pink gold water-resistant square wristwatch with hooded lugs and sliding sides
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, ref. 1486, movement no. 911'550, case no. 632'699, manufactured in 1943
    Cal. 10'''110 circular nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, micrometer regulator, the champagne matte dial with applied gold dot and Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, in square case with sliding sides to protect against water entry, cylindrical hooded lugs, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    26 mm. wide


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1943 and its subsequent sale on 21 March 1944. It is believed to be one of 15 examples of this reference in pink gold to appear in public to date.

    Manufacture of reference 1486 was launched in 1940 and made in yellow or pink gold only; the case was designed in the attempt to render it water-resistant by using the sliding sides.

    The model, fitted with a cloisonné enamel dial, is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 151.