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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 44

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare stainless steel openface keyless lever watch with sweep centre seconds and two-tone silvered sector dial

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENÈVE, RETAILED BY WALSER, WALD Y CIA., MOVEMENT NO. 819'538, CASE NO. 611'602, MOVEMENT MANUFACTURED IN 1929, COMPLETED AND ENCASED IN 1935 AND SOLD IN 1938

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare stainless steel openface keyless lever watch with sweep centre seconds and two-tone silvered sector dial
    Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Genève, retailed by Walser, Wald y Cia., movement no. 819'538, case no. 611'602, movement manufactured in 1929, completed and encased in 1935 and sold in 1938
    Cal. 18''' SC nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, the silvered two-tone sector dial with black hard enamel baton and Arabic numerals, outer ring calibrated for Arabic five minute divisions, blued steel feuille hands, sweep centre seconds, in plain circular case with snap on back, case, and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
    46 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the movement of the present watch in 1929. It was completed and encased in 1935 and sold on 17 September 1938 with a silvered dial and enamel hour markers.

    Never offered in public before, the rarity of this unusual watch, fitted with the highly attractive "sector" or "aviator" dial, is further enhanced by the retailer signature, Walser, Wald & Cia., Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, one of Patek Philippe's most prominent retailers in South America.

    Reference 652 was introduced into the market in the mid 1930s and was available with subsidiary seconds as well as with sweep centre seconds.