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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 377

    Patek Philippe. A fine, rare and attractive stainless steel water-resistant wristwatch with pink dial

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, RETAILED BY FRECCERO, REF. 565, MOVEMENT NO. 922'549, CASE NO. 626'485, MANUFACTURED IN 1942

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A fine, rare and attractive stainless steel water-resistant wristwatch with pink dial
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, retailed by Freccero, ref. 565, movement no. 922'549, case no. 626'485, manufactured in 1942
    Cal. 12'''120 nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, swan neck regulator, metal dust cap, the pink matte dial with applied pink gold baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, in circular water-resistant-type case with downturned lugs, screw back, stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
    35 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with pink dial and applied pink gold hour markers in 1942 and its subsequent sale on 27 November 1942.

    The present watch is an attractive example of the successful and sought-after reference 565, standing out through its strong pink coloured dial. The retailer's signature Freccero above the subsidiary seconds dial enhances the uniqueness of this fine watch.

    Reference 565 was available with either subsidiary or sweep centre seconds: the first with calibre 12'''120, such as the present watch, was launched in 1938. Production of the second series featuring a calibre 12 SC movement started in 1942.