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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 267

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K pink gold rectangular curved wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2443, MOVEMENT NO. 973'305, CASE NO. 512'015, MANUFACTURED IN 1951

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K pink gold rectangular curved wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 2443, movement no. 973'305, case no. 512'015, manufactured in 1951
    Cal. 9'''90 rectangular-shaped nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, silvered matte dial, applied gold baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, rectangular case, enlarged curved sides, raised lugs, curved snap on back, 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    26 mm. wide & 40 mm. overall length


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with raised gold indexes in 1951 and its subsequent sale on 3 October 1951. Furthermore delivered with a copy of the invoice of Patek Philippe for the overhaul of the watch in Geneva in 2006.

    Production of reference 2442 was launched in 1948. According to research, the present watch is one of less than 10 examples of this reference in pink gold to appear in public to date.

    Reference 2552 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 134, pl. 188.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN