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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 255

    Patek Philippe. A very rare and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with Breguet numerals

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO, GENÈVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, REF. 96, MOVEMENT NO. 925’404, CASE NO. 632’963, MANUFACTURED IN 1944

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    Patek Philippe. A very rare and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with Breguet numerals
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co, Genève, Calatrava model, ref. 96, movement no. 925’404, case no. 632’963, manufactured in 1944
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 12’’’120
    DIAL: silvered matte, applied steel Breguet numerals, outer railway minute divisions, sunken engine-turned subsidiary seconds
    CASE: stainless steel, flat bezel, snap on back, 31 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the manufacture of this watch with silvered dial and raised Breguet numerals in steel in 1944 and its subsequent sale on 22 August 1944


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    The present "Calatrava" wristwatch is a highly attractive example of the legendary reference 96, combining the rare and much sought after style elements of a stainless steel case and applied Breguet numerals, confirmed by the Extract from the Archives. It has furthermore never been offed in public before.




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