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    Sale 1992

    Important Watches

    24 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 139

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE 18K PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH CENTER SECONDS AND BREGUET NUMERALS

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 864143, CASE NO. 297197, REF. 96, MANUFACTURED IN 1940

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE 18K PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH CENTER SECONDS AND BREGUET NUMERALS
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, Movement No. 864143, Case No. 297197, Ref. 96, manufactured in 1940
    Cal. 12-120 SC nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the seal of Geneva, wolf's tooth winding, 20 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, precision regulator, 8 adjustments, silvered matte dial with applied gold Breguet numerals, circular case, case, dial and movement signed
    30mm diam.


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    Accompanied by an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives confirming the date of manufacture as 1940 and its subsequent sale on April 5th, 1942. The extract further confirms that the watch left the factory with the applied gold Breguet numerals.

    According to our research the present watch is one of only 20 examples of the reference 96 in pink gold and one of only three with Breguet numerals known to the market.