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    Sale 1992

    Important Watches

    24 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 141

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH UNUSUAL LUGS

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 867482, CASE NO. 651873, REF. 1579, MANUFACTURED IN 1948

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH UNUSUAL LUGS
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, Movement No. 867482, Case No. 651873, Ref. 1579, manufactured in 1948
    With nickel-finished lever movement, 23 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, precision regulator, 8 adjustments, silvered matte dial with applied gold Arabic and baton numerals, two subsdiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minute register, outer ring calibrated for tachometer, large circular case with sculpted, down-turned teardrop lugs, case, dial and movement signed, with an 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
    36mm diam.


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    Accompanied by an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives confirming the date of manufacture as 1948 and its subsequent sale on June 14th of the following year.

    According to our research the present watch has never before appeared at auction.

    The reference 1579 was introduced to the market in 1943 and remained in production until at least 1964.

    For a similar example see Huber and Banbery, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, Volume 2, Second Edition, p. 265.