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    Sale 1992

    Important Watches

    24 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 190

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE PLATINUM RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH WITH HOODED LUGS

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 975507, CASE NO. 678687, REF. 1450, MANUFACTURED IN 1953

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE PLATINUM RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH WITH HOODED LUGS
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Movement No. 975507, Case No. 678687, Ref. 1450, manufactured in 1953
    Cal. 9-90 nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the seal of Geneva, 18 jewels, gyromax balance, precision regulator, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, silvered matte dial with applied white gold baton and disk numerals, subsidiary seconds, rectangular case with hooded lugs, case, dial and movement signed, with a platinum Patek Philippe buckle
    40mm length


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe cardboard slipcase and leather box. Also with an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives confirming the date of manufacture as 1953 and its subsequent sale on November 16th of the same year.

    According to our reserach the present watch has never before appeared at auction. It is one of only 35 examples of the reference 1450 in platinum known to the market.

    The reference 1450 was produced in yellow, pink and white gold as well as platinum from 1940 until approximately 1960.