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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 84

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare platinum and diamond-set rectangular wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 1593, MOVEMENT NO. 971'476, CASE NO. 655'200, MANUFACTURED IN 1949

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare platinum and diamond-set rectangular wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 1593, movement no. 971'476, case no. 655'200, manufactured in 1949
    Cal. 9'''90 rectangular-shaped nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, the silvered matte dial with applied diamond-set numerals, subsidiary seconds, the rectangular-shaped case with concave sides, snap on back, platinum Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    41 mm. overall length


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with diamond indexes in 1949 and its subsequent sale on 20 December 1949. It has never been offered in public before.

    Reference 1593, launched in 1944, is one of Patek Philippe's best designs ever given to a rectangular wristwatch. For over 20 years, this model was available in gold, only few examples were cased in platinum. The present watch fitted with the attractive diamond-set dial represents a most elegant and rare version of this reference.

    The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, pages 128 & 129 and 141 & 142.