• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 377

    Patek Philippe. A fine platinum openface keyless lever dress watch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 600, MOVEMENT NO. 891'398, CASE NO. 647'897, MANUFACTURED IN 1948

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    Patek Philippe. A fine platinum openface keyless lever dress watch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 600, movement no. 891'398, case no. 647'897, manufactured in 1948
    Cal. 17'''140 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, silvered dial, applied platinum baton numerals, circular case, engraved lozenge-shaped initials DES to the snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    43 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with platinum hour markers in 1948 and its subsequent sale on 12 November 1948.

    Reference 600 was launched in 1933 and was one of Patek Philippe's most popular dress watches ever produced. Also called "white tie" or "smoking" watch, its timeless, modernist design enjoys still today great popularity amongst collectors.

    The model was available with different calibres, the platinum version however generally fitted with the ultra flat cal. 17'''140.