• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 331

    Patek Philippe. A fine, rare and large 18K white gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, REF. 570, MOVEMENT NO. 711'626, CASE NO. 318'903, MANUFACTURED IN 1965

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    Patek Philippe. A fine, rare and large 18K white gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Calatrava model, ref. 570, movement no. 711'626, case no. 318'903, manufactured in 1965
    Cal. 27 SC nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, silvered dial, applied baton numerals, sweep centre seconds, outer beady minute divisions, large circular case, flat bezel, snap on back, 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1965 and its subsequent sale on January 26, 1966. Furthermore delivered with a copy of Patek Philippe, Geneva servicing invoice dated 30 January 2009 in Japanese and stamped PP Japan.

    To the best of our knowledge, this watch has never been offered in public before. Not used since its recent overhaul in the workshops of Patek Philippe and still retaining the International Customer Service sticker on the back, it is preserved in very good, original overall condition.

    The large Calatrava model reference 570 was introduced into the market in 1938, featuring either subsidiary or sweep centre seconds. It was available in stainless steel, yellow, pink and white gold and platinum.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.