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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 132

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold limited edition Officier wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, OFFICIER MODEL, REF. 3960, MOVEMENT NO. 768'066, CASE NO. 2'862'978, MANUFACTURED IN 1989

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold limited edition Officier wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Officier model, ref. 3960, movement no. 768'066, case no. 2'862'978, manufactured in 1989
    Cal. 215 PS nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, gold dust cover engraved with commemorative text and movement number, the porcelain-white dial with Arabic numerals, black moon-style hands, subsidiary seconds, in circular case with hinged back, extended screwed lugs, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dust cover, dial and movement signed
    34 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe original sales tag, seal and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1989 and its subsequent sale on 26 May 1989. It has never been offered in public before.

    The Officier model was made in a limited edition of 2000 pieces in yellow gold, 150 pieces in white gold and 50 pieces in platinum to commemorate Patek Philippe's 150th Anniversary in April 1989. The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 123.