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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2921

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 863'123, CASE NO. 632'143, REF. 130, CIRCA 1943

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 863'123, CASE NO. 632'143, REF. 130, CIRCA 1943

    Cal. 13''' nickel-finished lever movement, 23 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance with 8 adjustments, precision regulator, the silvered matte dial with applied Arabic and short baton numerals, outer railway minute track and tachymetre scale, fine gold feuille hands, blued steel chronograph hand, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minute register, in circular case with downturned lugs, two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, snap on back, together with an 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    33 mm. diam.


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    US$32,000-45,000
    EUR23,000-32,000

    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch in 1943 and its subsequent sale on 4 November 1943.

    The reference 130, released in 1934, is Patek Philippe's first chronograph model given a reference number. Under this reference Patek Philippe produced a diversity of models such as the traditional chronograph and also the more exotic single button chronographs. Both types are available in different precious metal as well as stainless steel, to the best of our knowledge, very few specimens were produced in white gold.