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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 214

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and unusual 18K gold, platinum and diamond-set bracelet watch with concealed dial

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, REF. 2193, MOVEMENT NO. 941'698, CASE NO. 509'681, MANUFACTURED IN 1946

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A very fine and unusual 18K gold, platinum and diamond-set bracelet watch with concealed dial
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, ref. 2193, movement no. 941'698, case no. 509'681, manufactured in 1946
    Cal. 7'''70 oval-shaped nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, the silvered matte dial with Arabic and applied gold baton numerals, in rectangular case with snap on back, hinged within the massive outer case with enlarged fluted sides and concealed under a spring-loaded domed 18K yellow gold, platinum and pavé-set diamond cover, massive 18K gold Patek Philippe bracelet consisting of ribbon-shaped articulated links, the clasp stamped PPCo., case, dial and movement signed
    28 mm. wide & 195 mm. overall length


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with gold bracelet and 600 platinum-mounted diamonds of approx. 2.70 carats in 1946 and its subsequent sale on 7 November 1946.

    This watch is the first example of a reference 2193 to appear in public. No other watch of this series is known to date.

    Reference 2193 is one of Patek Philippe's most elaborate lady's bracelet watch and beautifully unites craftsmanship and creativity.