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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 48

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold rectangular curved wristwatch with Breguet numerals


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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold rectangular curved wristwatch with Breguet numerals
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, Ref. 1558, movement no. 835’530, case no. 629’260, manufactured in 1942
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 9’’’90, 18 jewels, stamped PXP
    DIAL: silvered matte, applied gold Breguet numerals, subsidiary seconds, outer minute railway divisions
    CASE: 18K gold, rectangular, curved sides, snap on back engraved H.A.H Sept. 10, 1943, stepped lugs, 31.5 mm. length & 22.5 mm. width
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the watch with silvered dial and raised Breguet numerals in 1942 and its subsidiary sale on 16 June 1943

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    The present watch is believed to be the one of only two known references 1558 in yellow gold known to exist to date, however the only one with Breguet numerals confirmed by the Extract from the Archives. It has furthermore never been offered in public before.

    The movement bears the export stamp "PXP", a mark used by Patek Philippe during the 1940s and 1950s to identify watches made for the American market.

    Reference 1558
    Reference 1558 was launched in 1942 and remained in production until around 1947. It was fitted with the tonneau-shaped calibre 9-90 and available in yellow and pink gold.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.
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