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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 90

    Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and unusual stainless steel wristwatch with black dial and Breguet numerals

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 1504, MOVEMENT NO. 922'450, CASE NO. 623'350, MANUFACTURED IN 1942

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and unusual stainless steel wristwatch with black dial and Breguet numerals
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 1504, movement no. 922'450, case no. 623'350, manufactured in 1942
    Cal. 12'''120 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, the black dial with applied steel Breguet numerals, subsidiary seconds, in circular case with downturned lugs, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and applied steel Breguet numerals in 1942 and its subsequent sale on 27 October 1942.

    The present watch has never been offered in public before and is furthermore the first example of a reference 1504 in stainless steel to appear in public to date. It combines several much sought after elements, a stainless steel case and a most attractive black dial with applied Breguet numerals and silvered scales, exchanged against the original one possibly during a servicing.