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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 47

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare silver openface keyless lever display watch with up and down indicator, Guillaume balance, hack feature and wooden box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, HEURE EXACTE, REF. 738, MOVEMENT NO. 191'826, CASE NO. 625'980, MOVEMENT MANUFACTURED IN 1920, ENCASED IN 1958 AND SOLD IN 1961

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare silver openface keyless lever display watch with up and down indicator, Guillaume balance, hack feature and wooden box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Heure Exacte, ref. 738, movement no. 191'826, case no. 625'980, movement manufactured in 1920, encased in 1958 and sold in 1961
    Cal. 19''' nickel-finished EXTRA quality keyless lever movement numbered twice and stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 21 jewels, large Guillaume balance with gold screws, swan neck regulator, wolf's tooth winding, the silvered dial with Roman numerals, blued steel feuille hands, two horizontally positioned subsidiary dials indicating the 36 hours power reserve and constant seconds, in circular plain case with hinged back, in Patek Philippe original fitted two-tier wooden presentation box with one curved metal plaque with inscription Heure Exacte, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
    60 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the manufacture of the movement of the present watch in 1920. It was encased in the present silver case, ref. 738, in 1958 and sold on 7 October 1961.

    Patek Philippe movements participating at Observatory Timing Contests were numbered twice.

    The rarity of the present display watch is further enhanced by the unusual dial layout with horizontally positioned subsidiary dials instead of the more common vertically version and the excellent condition of both the watch and its wooden showcase.