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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 123

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with two-tone pink dial, original certificate, envelope and box

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, RETAILED BY FRECCERO, REF. 130, MOVEMENT NO. 867'621, CASE NO. 656'136, MANUFACTURED IN 1949

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with two-tone pink dial, original certificate, envelope and box
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, retailed by Freccero, ref. 130, movement no. 867'621, case no. 656'136, manufactured in 1949
    Cal. 13''' nickel-finished lever movement, 23 jewels, the two-tone pink dial with applied pink 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 and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
    33 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie and original envelope, both also bearing red Freccero & Cia., 25 de Mayo, 563, Montevideo, Agentes retailer stamp, Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with raised gold hour markers and tachometer scale in 1949 and its subsequent sale on 15 December 1949. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe original fitted brown leather presentation box.

    This watch is one of the most attractive references 130 in pink gold to be offered in public in recent years. Its desirability resides in the exclusive combination of the pink gold case showing a perfect satin-finish and sharp edges, the highly attractive two-tone pink dial and retailer's signature, further enhanced by the original condition, original certificate and envelope, both also bearing the retailer's stamp. It is one of only five reference 130 models in pink gold with such a two-tone pink dial and retailer's signature known to exist to date.

    The prestigious firm Freccero & Cia. at 25 De Mayo 563 in Montevideo were Patek Philippe's retailers in Uruguay.