• Lot 102

    Patek Philippe. A stainless steel openface keyless lever watch with two-tone silvered dial

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 688, MOVEMENT NO. 881'243, CASE NO. 618'883, MANUFACTURED IN 1941

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    Patek Philippe. A stainless steel openface keyless lever watch with two-tone silvered dial
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 688, movement no. 881'243, case no. 618'883, manufactured in 1941
    Cal. 17''' nickel-finished jewelled lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, bimetallic compensation balance, micrometer regulator, two-tone silvered dial, applied stainless steel baton and Arabic numerals, outer railway minute divisions, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, circular case, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    46 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 hour markers in 1941 and its subsequent sale on 8 June 1942.

    To the best of our knowledge, this watch has never been offered in public before and is furthermore the only example of a reference 688 to appear in public to date.

    Reference 688 was introduced into the market around 1937. The model was made in a very small series only and was until today only known from archival images.