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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 260

    Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and attractive 18K gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, two-tone silvered dial and unusual lugs

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO, GENÈVE, REF. 1536, MOVEMENT NO. 861’861, CASE NO. 650’000, MANUFACTURED IN 1949

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    Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and attractive 18K gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, two-tone silvered dial and unusual lugs
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co, Genève, ref. 1536, movement no. 861’861, case no. 650’000, manufactured in 1949
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 12’’’ SC, 20 jewels
    DIAL: two-tone silvered, baton and applied gold Roman numerals, sweep centre seconds, outer minute divisions
    CASE: 18K gold, cone-shaped lugs, snap on back, 35 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the manufacture of the present watch with raised yellow gold indexes in 1949 and its subsequent sale on 8 December 1949


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    The present reference 1536 impresses with its very good overall condition and the attractive two-tone silvered dial. Fresh to the market it is believed to be one of only nine examples of this model in yellow gold to have appeared in public to date.

    Reference 1536
    The rare reference 1536 was launched in 1940 and remained in production until around 1948. It was available in yellow and pink gold and fitted with the indirect sweep seconds calibre 12 SCI, a version of calibre 12’’’200 modified by the sons of Victorin Piguet.

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