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    Sale 1992

    Important Watches

    24 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 140

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE PLATINUM AND DIAMOND WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 722438, CASE NO. 306633, REF. 96, MANUFACTURED IN 1954

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE PLATINUM AND DIAMOND WRISTWATCH
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Movement No. 722438, Case No. 306633, Ref. 96, manufactured in 1954
    Cal. 12-400 nickel-finished lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, micrometer regulator, silvered matte dial with applied diamond-set numerals, subsidiary seconds, circular case with flat bezel, case, dial and movement signed, with an 18k white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    31mm diam.


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    Accompanied by an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives confirming the date of manufacture as 1954 and its subsequent sale on October 19th of the same year.

    According to our research the present watch has never before appeared at auction.

    Production of the famous Calatrava model of the reference 96 was launched in 1932. In 1982 it was replaced by the reference 3796. During this reference's fifty year history very few examples were made in platinum with diamond-set dials.