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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 239

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold wristwatch with indirect sweep centre seconds and unusual dial

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, REF. 96, MOVEMENT NO. 828'069, CASE NO. 295'066, MANUFACTURED IN 1937

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold wristwatch with indirect sweep centre seconds and unusual dial
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, Calatrava model, ref. 96, movement no. 828'069, case no. 295'066, manufactured in 1937
    Cal. 12'''120 SC nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered matte dial with applied gold Arabic numerals to 3, 6 and 9, one applied gold baton numeral to 12 o'clock, black hard enamel square indexes to the remaining numerals, inner and outer railway five minute divisions, indirect sweep centre seconds, in circular case with flat bezel, downturned lugs, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    31 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial, raised gold hour markers in 1937 and its subsequent sale on 6 August 1938.

    The present reference 96 as a good example of this model's 1930s production, combining the sophisticated calibre 12'''SC featuring indirect centre seconds with a classy dial of very architectural taste.

    Literature

    Prominently illustrated and described in Die schönsten Armbanduhren vergangener Jahrzehnte by Giampiero Negretti/Franco Nencini, p. 185.