• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 143

    Patek Philippe. A slim and attractive 18K gold openface keyless lever dress watch with two-tone champagne dial

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENÈVE, REF. 650, RETAILED BY BAUER & CIA., MOVEMENT NO. 891'385, CASE NO. 421'251, MANUFACTURED IN 1948

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A slim and attractive 18K gold openface keyless lever dress watch with two-tone champagne dial
    Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Genève, ref. 650, retailed by Bauer & Cia., movement no. 891'385, case no. 421'251, manufactured in 1948
    Cal. 17'''140 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, two-tone champagne dial, applied gold baton and Arabic numerals on polished chapter ring, subsidiary seconds, plain circular slim case, snap on back, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
    44.5 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture of the present watch in 1948 and its subsequent sale on 23 December 1948.

    Reference 650 was in production from 1937 until the 1960s and available in yellow and pink gold and in platinum.

    The present watch is believed to be the only second example of this reference in yellow gold with subsidiary seconds to appear in public to date and furthermore the only one with the retailer's signature Bauer & Cia.