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    Sale 12572

    Important Watches

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2571

    PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH SEEP CENTRE SECONDS

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 570, MOVEMENT NO. 712’322, CASE NO. 324’121, MANUFACTURED IN 1968

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE AND RARE 18K WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH SEEP CENTRE SECONDS
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 570, MOVEMENT NO. 712’322, CASE NO. 324’121, MANUFACTURED IN 1968
    Cal 27 SC mechanical movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, silvered matte dial, applied baton numerals, sweep centre seconds, outer beaded minute divisions, circular case, snap on back, 18k white gold Patek Philippe Henri Stern buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    35.5 mm. diam.
    US$13,000-23,000


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch in 1968 and its subsequent sale on 21 May 1968.

    The large Calatrava model reference 570 was introduced to the market in 1938, featuring either subsidiary or sweep centre seconds, the latter with calibre 12 SC or 27 SC. It was made in stainless steel, stainless steel and gold, yellow, pink gold, white gold and platinum.

    Fresh to the market, it is furthermore preserved in excellent overall condition for its age. The watch impresses with its crisp case and the remarkably well defined bezel and lugs. Its simplicity, elegance in the design, together with the rarity of the case material and the large diameter, renders it as one of the exclusive vintage "time only" wristwatches from the Patek Philippe production.

    Other examples of reference 570 are described and illustrated in Patek Philippe Museum Patek Philippe Watches, Volume II, pp. 331-335.