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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 257

    Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and attractive 18K pink gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds



    Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and attractive 18K pink gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, Calatrava model, ref. 96, movement no. 864’922, case no. 300’120, manufactured in 1947
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 12’’’ SC, 18 jewels
    DIAL: matte silvered, applied pink gold Arabic and baton numerals, outer minute and seconds divisions, sweep centre seconds
    CASE: 18K pink gold, snap on back, 30.5 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the manufacture of the present watch with silvered dial and raised hour markers in gold in 1947 and its subsequent sale on 22 July 1948

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    The present reference 96 is a very attractive example of the legendary model, featuring the rare combination of a pink gold case and sweep centre seconds movement. It is preserved in very good overall condition, a full case with crisp hallmarks and a beautifully aged dial displaying an uniform ivory-coloured patina.

    Reference 96
    Reference 96 is undeniably Patek Philippe's most legendary design. Introduced in 1932, its timeless case proportions are as modern today, over 80 years later, as they were at the time of its creation. Amongst connoisseurs, reference 96 is better known as Calatrava, a name which stands for avant-garde philosophy thanks to its subtle, elegant lines - clearly Patek Philippe's signature piece.

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