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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 402

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 1526, MOVEMENT NO. 966'939, CASE NO. 665'494, MANUFACTURED IN 1951

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phases
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 1526, movement no. 966'939, case no. 665'494, manufactured in 1951
    Cal. 12'''120 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, micrometer regulator, silvered matte dial, applied gold Arabic and dot numerals, day and month windows, subsidiary dial for date, constant seconds and moon phases, circular case, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    34 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial, yellow gold Arabic and "clous" numerals in 1951 and its subsequent sale on 18 July 1952. Furthermore delivered with an invoice for the overhaul of the watch by Patek Philippe Geneva in 2006.

    Reference 1526, highly appreciated by collectors and immediately recognisable by its Calatrava-style case, was launched in 1941. According to literature, only 210 examples were made, the majority in yellow gold.

    Reference 1526 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, pp. 282 & 283.

    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN