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    Sale 1992

    Important Watches

    24 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 137

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE 18K PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 960837, CASE NO. 644661, REF. 1543, MANUFACTURED IN 1947

    Price Realised  

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE 18K PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 960837, CASE NO. 644661, REF. 1543, MANUFACTURED IN 1947
    With nickel-finished lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, precision regulator, pink matte dial with raised pink gold Arabic and baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, circular case with oversized down-turned lugs, case, dial and movement signed
    35mm diam.


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    Accompanied by an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives confirming the date of manufacture as 1947 and its subsequent sale on November 28th of the same year.

    According to our research the present watch has never before appeared at auction. It is one of only 12 known examples of the reference 1543 in pink gold known to the market.

    For a similar example see Huber & Banbery, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, Volume 2, Second Edition, p. 175.