• Important Watches  auction at Christies

    Sale 2212

    Important Watches

    15 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 362

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 1207424, CASE NO. 4262700 REF. NO. 3738, ELLIPSE MODEL, MANUFACTURE IN 2004

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 1207424, CASE NO. 4262700 REF. NO. 3738, ELLIPSE MODEL, MANUFACTURE IN 2004
    Cal. 240 nickel-finished lever movement, 27 jewels, free sprung gyromax balance, 22k micro-rotor, blue dial, applied gold baton numerals, oval-shaped case, t-bar lugs, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed, 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle
    36mm length


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 2004 and its subsequent sale on November 16, 2004.

    To the best of our knowledge the present watch has never before been offered in public.

    The Ellipse, created in 1968, was inspired by the Golden Section, also known as "divine proportion", the mathematical ratio of homogenous size symbolizing the perfect equilibrium of shapes. The Ellipse is recognized as a true classic of modern Patek Philippe production.

    The present example manufactured in 2004 gives collectors the opportunity to aquire a modern classic at a fraction of current retail value.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.