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    Sale 2161

    Important Watches

    10 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 148

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 867469, CASE. NO. 654190, REF. 1579, MANUFACTURED IN 1948

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 867469, CASE. NO. 654190, REF. 1579, MANUFACTURED IN 1948
    Cal. 13-130 nickel-finished lever movement, 23 jewels, mono-metallic balance, precision regulator, silvered matte dial, applied Roman and baton numerals, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minute register, outer calibrated scale, large circular case with downturned angular or spider lugs, two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed, 18k Patek Philippe buckle
    36mm diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1948 and its subsequent sale on August 20th of the following year.

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

    Production of reference 1579 was launched in 1943. The large case and unusual lugs, also called spider lugs because of their resemblance to a spider's legs, make it easily distinguishable from other Patek Philippe chronograph wristwatches of the era.

    A similar model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by O. Patrizzi, Volume 2, p. 134, pl. 558.