• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 77

    Patek Philippe. A rare and early stainless steel wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, REF. 96, MOVEMENT NO. 826'679, CASE NO. 610'769, MANUFACTURED IN 1934

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    Patek Philippe. A rare and early stainless steel wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, Calatrava model, ref. 96, movement no. 826'679, case no. 610'769, manufactured in 1934
    Cal. 12''' nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, silvered dial, applied stainless steel baton numerals, outer beady dot minute divisions, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, circular case, enlarged bezel, extended downturned lugs, snap on back, stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    30.5 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and raised steel indexes in 1934 and its subsequent sale on 18 June 1934.

    To the best of our knowledge it has never been offered in public before.

    Production of the famous Calatrava model with reference 96 was launched in 1932. In 1972 it was replaced by reference 3796.

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