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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 91

    Patek Philippe. A fine stainless steel wristwatch with Breguet numerals

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, REF. 96, MOVEMENT NO. 920'045, CASE NO. 620'139, MANUFACTURED IN 1940

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    Patek Philippe. A fine stainless steel wristwatch with Breguet numerals
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Calatrava model, ref. 96, movement no. 920'045, case no. 620'139, manufactured in 1940
    Cal. 12'''120 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, the silvered matte dial with applied steel Breguet numerals, subsidiary seconds, in circular case with downturned lugs, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    31 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with black dial and applied steel indexes in 1940 and its subsequent sale on 20 September 1940. Consequently, the present silvered dial has been added to a later date, possibly during a servicing.

    Production of the famous Calatrava model with reference 96 was launched in 1932. In 1950 it was replaced by reference 2457 (see lot 80 in this auction).