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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 216

    Patek Philippe. A fine, rare and unusual 18K gold rectangular hinged driver's wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., MOVEMENT NO. 200'315, CASE NO. 610'676, MOVEMENT MANUFACTURED IN 1920, ENCASED AND SOLD IN 1934

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A fine, rare and unusual 18K gold rectangular hinged driver's wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., movement no. 200'315, case no. 610'676, movement manufactured in 1920, encased and sold in 1934
    Cal. 8''' oval nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered matte dial with applied baton numerals, in rectangular case with angular sides, double faceted crystal, hinged back, case, dial and movement signed
    28 mm. wide


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the movement of the present watch in 1920. It was encased in 1934 and sold on 27 July of the same year. It is believed to be one of only six examples of this reference to appear in public to date.

    For an archival image of a similar watch see Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 119, pl. 163.

    Reference 139 was launched in 1933 and in production until around 1939. It is the horizontal pendant of reference 137, later replaced by reference 426.