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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 376

    Patek Philippe. A rare and unusual stainless steel and pink gold wristwatch with pink dial and hooded lugs

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, REF. 544/1, MOVEMENT NO. 927'636, CASE NO. 509'135, MANUFACTURED IN 1945

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    Patek Philippe. A rare and unusual stainless steel and pink gold wristwatch with pink dial and hooded lugs
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, ref. 544/1, movement no. 927'636, case no. 509'135, manufactured in 1945
    Cal. 12'''120 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, swan neck regulator, the pink matte dial with applied pink gold dot and Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, in circular stainless steel case with enlarged stainless steel and pink gold bezel, stainless steel snap on back, stainless steel and pink gold stepped hooded lugs, stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    34 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with stainless steel and pink gold case in 1945 and its subsequent sale on 1 March 1946.

    Reference 544 was in production from around 1938 until the late 1940s and available in yellow or pink gold, stainless steel or stainless steel and gold. The present watch is one of less than 7 examples in stainless steel and gold with pink gold dial and the applied dot and Arabic numerals to appear in public to date.

    For an example of this reference in stainless steel only see lot 121 in this auction.