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    Sale 2041

    Important Watches

    12 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 214

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BREGUET NUMERALS

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 9637599, CASE NO. 6485975, REF. 565, MANUFACTURED IN 1949

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH BREGUET NUMERALS
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 9637599, CASE NO. 6485975, REF. 565, MANUFACTURED IN 1949
    Cal. 12-120 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, precision regulator, metal dust cap, silvered matte dial, applied Breguet numerals, subsidiary seconds, circular water-resistant-type case, engraved screw back, case, dial and movement signed, stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle
    35mm diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1949 and its subsequent sale on June 24th of the same year.

    To the best of our knowledge the present watch has never before been offered in public.

    The reference 565 was available with either subsidiary or sweep center seconds. The model was launched in 1938 with the first series using the caliber 12-120. Production of the second series featuring the caliber 12 SC movement begining in 1942.

    Similar models are illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by O. Patrizzi, Volume 2, pp. 84-86, plates 565-367.