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    Sale 1992

    Important Watches

    24 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 84

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE 18K GOLD RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 975044, CASE NO. 512913, REF. 2443, MANUFACTURED IN 1953

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE 18K GOLD RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Movement No. 975044, Case No. 512913, Ref. 2443, manufactured in 1953
    Cal. 9-90 nickel-finished lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, precision regulator, silvered matte dial with applied gold baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, rectangular curved case with enlarged lugs overlapping on to the bezel, case, dial and movement signed, with an 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle
    39mm length


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    Accompanied by an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives confirming the date of manufacture as 1953 and its subsequent sale on August 13th of the same year.

    The present watch is one of only 16 examples of the reference 2443 in yellow gold known to the market.

    The reference 2443 was launched in 1948. The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Huber & Banbery, Volume 2, Second Edition, p. 134, pl. 188.