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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 223

    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

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    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.

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    THE PORPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT ITALIAN COLLECTOR