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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 311

    Patek Philippe. A lady's rare and unusual 18K gold wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 186, MOVEMENT NO. 818'032, CASE NO. 611'349, MANUFACTURED IN 1928

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    Patek Philippe. A lady's rare and unusual 18K gold wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 186, movement no. 818'032, case no. 611'349, manufactured in 1928
    Cal. 8''' gilt-finished lever movement, 15 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered matte dial with applied gold baton and black hard enamel Arabic numerals, in circular case with central stepped lugs, snap on back with engraved initials BG, gold double string cord bracelet and deployant clasp stamped GF for Gay Frères, case, dial and movement signed
    21 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial, raised indexes in yellow gold and monogram "B.G." on the case back in 1928 and its subsequent sale on 29 December 1934. It has never been offered in public before and is believed to be one of only two examples of the exceedingly rare reference 186 known to have survived to date.

    Although, according to Patek Philippe's archives, the present watch was sold with a leather strap, the gold cord bracelet and especially the gold buckle stamped Gay Frères can be dated from the same period.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.