• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 235

    Patek Philippe. A fine and unusual 18K gold openface keyless lever dress watch with two-tone silvered dial

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENÈVE, REF. 662, MOVEMENT NO. 880'254, CASE NO. 295'399, MANUFACTURED IN 1938

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and unusual 18K gold openface keyless lever dress watch with two-tone silvered dial
    Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Genève, ref. 662, movement no. 880'254, case no. 295'399, manufactured in 1938
    Cal. 17''' nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, two-tone silvered dial, applied gold baton and square-shaped numerals on mirrored chapter ring, subsidiary seconds, plain circular case, engraved coat-of-arms to the snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    44.5 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and raised gold hour markers in 1938 and its subsequent sale on 22 June 1938.

    To the best of our knowledge, this watch only the second example of a reference 662 to appear in public to date.

    Launched in 1938, reference 662 remained in production during a very short period of time only.