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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 286

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare platinum and diamond-set wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, REF. 96, MOVEMENT NO. 969'202, CASE NO. 304'079, MANUFACTURED IN 1951

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare platinum and diamond-set wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Calatrava model, ref. 96, movement no. 969'202, case no. 304'079, manufactured in 1951
    Cal. 12'''120 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered matte dial with applied diamond-set numerals, outer beady five minute divisions, subsidiary seconds, the circular case with flat bezel, downturned lugs, snap on back, platinum Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    30 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture of the present watch with diamond indexes in 1951 and its subsequent sale on 23 May 1952.

    Production of the famous Calatrava model with reference 96 was launched in 1932. In 1972 it was replaced by reference 3796.