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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 117

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K pink gold wristwatch with original certificate and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, RETAILED BY FRECCERO, REF. 2557, MOVEMENT NO. 742'072, CASE NO. 683'967, MANUFACTURED IN 1954

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K pink gold wristwatch with original certificate and box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, retailed by Freccero, ref. 2557, movement no. 742'072, case no. 683'967, manufactured in 1954
    Cal. 10'''200 nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, the silvered matte dial with applied pink gold baton and Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, in circular case with downturned lugs, snap on back, 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
    33 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and envelope, both stamped Freccero S.A., 25 De Mayo, 563, Montevideo, Agentes. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe original fitted brown leather presentation box and the Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with raised gold hour markers in 1954 and its subsequent sale on 28 January 1955.

    Reference 2557 was in production from 1954 until the late 1950s. The present watch is believed to be one of only three examples of this reference in pink gold and retailed by Freccero to appear in public to date.

    The prestigious firm Freccero & Cia. at 25 De Mayo 563 in Montevideo were Patek Philippe's retailers in Uruguay.