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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 91

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating perpetual calendar chronograph keyless lever watch with moon phases

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 869, MOVEMENT NO. 866'562, CASE NO. 2'699'742, MANUFACTURED IN 1969

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating perpetual calendar chronograph keyless lever watch with moon phases
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 869, movement no. 866'562, case no. 2'699'742, manufactured in 1969
    Cal. 19''' gilt-finished lever movement, 37 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, micrometer regulator, repeating on two hammers onto two gongs, gold cuvette, white enamel dial, Arabic numerals, outer Arabic railway five minute divisions, four subsidiary dials for month and 30 minutes register, day, date, constant seconds, lunar calendar and moon phases, circular plain case, repeating slide in the band, chronograph button in the crown, case, dial and movement signed, cuvette numbered
    52 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1969 and its subsequent sale on 12 August 1971.
    It has never been offered in public before and stands out by its unique look combining the best of early and mid 20th century watchmaking. To the best of our knowledge, no comparable watch of such reference has been described in literature or offered publicly at auction. It is certainly a speciality in Patek Philippe's long and rich history of making complicated timepieces.