• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 332

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with Breguet numerals, luminous accents and luminous hands

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO, GENÈVE, REF. 565, MOVEMENT NO. 927'265, CASE NO. 635'294, MANUFACTURED IN 1945

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with Breguet numerals, luminous accents and luminous hands
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co, Genève, ref. 565, movement no. 927'265, case no. 635'294, manufactured in 1945
    Cal. 12'''120 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, micrometer regulator, metal dust cap, silvered dial, applied steel Breguet numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, outer railway minute divisions, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, circular case, snap on back, stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and raised steel Breguet numerals with luminous dots in 1945 and its subsequent sale on 10 January 1947.

    This watch is an exceedingly rare example of a reference 565 in stainless steel, featuring a silvered dial with the much sought after Breguet numerals and luminous dots, all confirmed by the Extract from the Archives. According to our researches, only nine other examples of this model in steel with such a dial have been offered in public to date. Fresh to the market, the overall appeal of the present watch is furthermore enhanced by its very good, original overall condition.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.