• Lot 101

    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare stainless steel rectangular curved wristwatch with box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, REF. 522, MOVEMENT NO. 832'498, CASE NO. 615'483, MANUFACTURED IN 1938

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and rare stainless steel rectangular curved wristwatch with box
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, ref. 522, movement no. 832'498, case no. 615'483, manufactured in 1938
    Cal. 9'''90 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, silvered dial, applied pink gold dot, baton and Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, outer minute railway divisions, rectangular curved case, double stepped sides, snap on back with engraved inscription D.M.B. from F.L.G. Dec. 25, 1938 and small coat-of-arms, stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    23 mm. wide & 40.5 mm. overall length


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and raised pink gold numerals in 1938 and its subsequent sale on 27 September 1939. Furthermore delivered with the original fitted presentation box.

    Reference 522, distinguished by its elegant Art Deco style case, was in production from around 1937 until the early 1940s. It is thought that the present watch is one of only five examples of this reference in stainless steel to appear in public to date.

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