14 November 2016,
Price realised CHF 9,375
Estimate CHF 4,500 - CHF 9,000
Patek Philippe. A very fine and extremely rare 18K white gold openface keyless lever watch
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 652/1, movement no. 931’827, case no. 323’820, manufactured in 1970
MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 17’’’170, lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels
DIAL: silvered with applied white gold baton numerals, white gold Dauphine hands, subsidiary seconds
CASE: 18K white gold, snap on back, 45 mm. diam.
SIGNED: case, dial, movement
ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1970 and its subsequent sale on 6 November 1970
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This extremely attractive and very rare example of the reference 652/1 in white gold is preserved in superb condition. The case was made for Patek Philippe by Antoine Gerlach in Geneva, his mark of a number 4 within a key is punched inside the back of the case.
This lot is offered without reserve.On lots marked with an + in the catalogue, VAT will be charged at 8% on both the premium as well as the hammer price.
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