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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 368

    Patek Philippe. A fine and very rare 18K gold water-resistant wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2541, MOVEMENT NO. 724'282, CASE NO. 423'086, MANUFACTURED IN 1955

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    Patek Philippe. A fine and very rare 18K gold water-resistant wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 2541, movement no. 724'282, case no. 423'086, manufactured in 1955
    Cal. 12'''400 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, micrometer regulator, metal dust cap, the silvered dial with applied gold baton and Arabic numerals, gold dauphine hands, subsidiary seconds, in circular water-resistant-type case with enlarged bezel, downturned enlarged lugs, screw back with engraved inscription Irwin Olcott 20 Year Club - Dawe's - Laboratories, Inc., 18K 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 in 1954 and its subsequent sale on 21 April 1955.

    This watch has never been offered in public before and is one of only three examples of reference 2541 to appear in public to date.

    Reference 2541 was launched in 1954 and was in production during a short period of time only.