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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 215

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold rectangular curved wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2443, MOVEMENT NO. 971'999, CASE NO. 511'429, MANUFACTURED IN 1949

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold rectangular curved wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 2443, movement no. 971'999, case no. 511'429, manufactured in 1949
    Cal. 9'''90 rectangular-shaped nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered matte dial with applied gold baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, in rectangular case with enlarged curved sides and lugs, curved snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    26 mm. wide & 39 mm. overall length


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1949 and its subsequent sale on 20 June 1950. It is thought to be one of 16 examples of reference 2443 in yellow gold to appear in public to date.

    Reference 2443 was launched in 1948. The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 2nd edition, p. 134, pl. 188.