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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 278

    Patek Philippe. A lady's fine and unusual 18K gold wristwatch with hobnail bezel


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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Patek Philippe. A lady's fine and unusual 18K gold wristwatch with hobnail bezel
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Calatrava model, Ref. 4596D, movement no. 1’407’355, case no. 2’844’980, manufactured in 1982
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 16-250, 18 jewels
    DIAL: ivory-white, applied gold baton numerals
    CASE: small circular case, hobnail pattern bezel, snap on back, 21 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    BUCKLE: 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with ivory-white dial and gold baton numerals in 1982 and its subsequent sale on 30 November 1987. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Genève sales tag.

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    The present reference 4596D is a miniature version of the "hobnail" or Clou de Paris bezel Calatrava model. Preserved in very good overall condition it is fresh to the market and believed to be the only second example of this model with hobnail bezel to appear in public to date.

    Reference 4596
    Reference 4596, the lady’s Calatrava wristwatch, was launched in 1982 with flat bezel and in yellow or white gold. Reference 4596D (for décor) with “Clou de Paris” hobnail bezel and exclusively available in yellow gold followed in 1986. The model is powered by the 7’’’ calibre 16-250 movement.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.
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