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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 267

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, RETAILED BY HÖLSCHER, REF. 2584, MOVEMENT NO. 765’044, CASE NO. 2’604’617, MANUFACTURED IN 1957

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Retailed by Hölscher, ref. 2584, movement no. 765’044, case no. 2’604’617, manufactured in 1957
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 12-600, stamped with the Geneva seal, 30 jewels
    DIAL: silvered matte, applied gold baton and Arabic numerals, outer pearled minute divisions, subsidiary seconds
    CASE: 18K gold, PP crown, snap on back, 36 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement signed by maker, dial also signed by retailer
    BUCKLE: 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the manufacture of the present watch with silvered dial in 1957 and its subsequent sale on 11 February 1959. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Authorised Service Center tag.


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    The present watch stands out by its very attractive overall condition and the unusual retailer signature "Hölscher", one of Patek Philippe's distinguished retailers in Cologne, Germany, at the time. Recently overhauled in the workshops of Patek Philippe in Geneva it still retains the International Customer Service tag and protective sticker to the case back.


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