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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 124

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare platinum square wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2422, MOVEMENT NO. 951’396, CASE NO. 647’590, MANUFACTURED IN 1947

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare platinum square wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 2422, movement No. 951’396, case no. 647’590, manufactured in 1947
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 10’’’200, Geneva seal, 18 jewels, stamped HOX
    DIAL: silvered matte, Arabic enamel and applied baton numerals, outer minute divisions, subsidiary seconds
    CASE: platinum square, stepped bezel, rounded corners, snap on back, extended lugs, 28.5 mm. wide
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe original letter dated 8 May 1989 confirming the sale of the watch in 1948 and The Art of Patek Philippe Geneva 150th anniversary commemorative medal. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with white gold raised indexes in 1947 and its subsequent sale on 5 April 1948


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    The present watch was purchased by the present owner in the 1989 Patek Philippe anniversary sale and has been in his collection ever since. It is believed to be one of only 16 pieces of the model in platinum to have appeared in public today and is preserved in very good overall condition: the case has not been subject to careless polishing, showing a crisp platinum mark to the band, the unrestored dial displaying an attractive, uniform champagne patina. The stamp "HOX" on the regulator bridge of the movement indicates that it was destined for the American market.

    Reference 2422
    Reference 2422 was launched in 1946 and remained in production until approximately 1956. It was available in yellow gold, pink gold and platinum, with varying dial layouts.

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    Provenance

    The Art of Patek Philippe, Habsburg, Feldman, Geneva, 9 April 1989, lot 17.