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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 124

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating perpetual calendar keyless lever watch with phases of the moon and original certificate

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, NO. 197'875, MOVEMENT NO. 197'875, CASE NO. 411'178, MANUFACTURED IN 1924

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating perpetual calendar keyless lever watch with phases of the moon and original certificate
    Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneva, Switzerland, No. 197'875, movement no. 197'875, case no. 411'178, manufactured in 1924
    Cal. 18''' nickel-finished lever movement, 31 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, wolf's tooth winding, minute repeating on two polished hammers onto a gong, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Breguet numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions, blued steel moon-style hands, four subsidiary dials indicating phases of the moon combined with lunar calendar, day, month and date combined with constant seconds, in plain circular case with hidden hinges, repeating slide in the band, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed and numbered
    49 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin & Warranty and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1924 and its subsequent sale on 15 November 1927.

    It is interesting to note that Patek Philippe's highest quality watches can be distinct by the movement number printed on the dial.