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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 34

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with original certificate, invoice, spare crystal and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, REF. 130, MOVEMENT NO. 863'037, CASE NO. 630'701, MANUFACTURED IN 1942

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with original certificate, invoice, spare crystal and box
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, ref. 130, movement no. 863'037, case no. 630'701, manufactured in 1942
    Cal. 13''' nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 23 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, the silvered matte dial with applied gold baton and Arabic numerals, outer railway five minute divisions and tachymetre scale, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minutes register, in circular case with downturned lugs, snap on back, two rectangular-shaped chronograph buttons in the band, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    33 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial, applied gold hour markers and tachometre scale in 1942 and its subsequent sale on 21 April 1943. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe original invoice dated 21 April 1943 addressed to Monsieur José Mullor, Barcelona, spare crystal in Patek Philippe paper bag numbered 863'037 and original fitted brown leather presentation box. It has never been offered in public before.

    The present watch can be considered as one of the most attractive examples of a gold reference 130 offered at auction in recent years. Probably never used and only with extremely light signs of surface wear, it is of overall very high quality. The case is full and retains its original case proportions to the best extent.

    Fresh to the market, the rarity of the present watch is furthermore enhanced by the presence of the original certificate, invoice, spare crystal and box.