• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 210

    Patek Philippe. A highly attractive and very rare 18K pink gold wristwatch with black "Aquatic" dial

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, RETAILED BY FRECCERO, REF. 565, MOVEMENT NO. 938'728, CASE NO. 667'705, MANUFACTURED IN 1952

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    Patek Philippe. A highly attractive and very rare 18K pink gold wristwatch with black "Aquatic" dial
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, retailed by Freccero, ref. 565, movement no. 938'728, case no. 667'705, manufactured in 1952
    Cal. 12'''120 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, micrometer regulator, metal dust cap, black dial, applied gold baton numerals, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, circular water-resistant-type case, screw back, 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by retailer
    35 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with applied gold hour markers in 1952 and its subsequent sale on 8 December 1952.

    his watch is the only known example of the celebrated reference 565 combining a pink gold case, a black dial with the retailer's signature Freccero and most importantly the designation "Aquatic", referring to the water-resistant case.

    Fresh to the auction market, this unique and highly attractive timepiece is preserved in very good, original overall condition, further enhancing its attraction for any demanding collector.

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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.