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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 116

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold rectangular wristwatch with unusual facetted lugs

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2553, MOVEMENT NO. 976'527, CASE NO. 687'584, MANUFACTURED IN 1955

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold rectangular wristwatch with unusual facetted lugs
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 2553, movement no. 976'527, case no. 687'584, manufactured in 1955
    Cal. 9'''90 rectangular-shaped nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, Gyromax balance, micrometer regulator, the silvered dial with applied gold baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, in rectangular case with enlarged ends and unusual facetted lugs, snap on back, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    23 mm. wide & 39 mm. overall length


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1955 and its subsequent sale on 20 December 1955.

    This watch has never been offered in public before and is one of less than 15 examples of reference 2553 in yellow gold to appear in public to date.

    Production of reference 2553 was launched in 1953. It is illustrated in Die schönsten Armbanduhren vergangener Jahrzehnte by Giampiero Negretti/Franco Nencini, p. 217.