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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 46

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, REF. 1513, MOVEMENT NO. 924'912, CASE NO. 630'452, MANUFACTURED IN 1944

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, ref. 1513, movement no. 924'912, case no. 630'452, manufactured in 1944
    Cal. 12'''120 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, micrometer regulator, the silvered matte dial with black hard enamel baton and applied steel Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, in circular case with extended slender lugs, snap on back, 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and applied steel markers in 1944 and its subsequent sale on 10 June 1944. It has never been offered in public before and is one of six examples of reference 1513 in stainless steel to appear at auction to date.

    Manufacture of reference 1513 was launched in 1941 and was available in two versions, with subsidiary seconds, such as the present watch, and with sweep centre seconds.