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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 103

    Patek Philippe. An 18K gold rectangular curved wristwatch with hooded lugs

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 1450, MOVEMENT NO. 837'645, CASE NO. 639'091, MANUFACTURED IN 1945

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    Patek Philippe. An 18K gold rectangular curved wristwatch with hooded lugs
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 1450, movement no. 837'645, case no. 639'091, manufactured in 1945
    Cal. 9'''90 rectangular-shaped nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, silvered matte dial, applied gold baton and dot numerals, subsidiary seconds, rectangular curved case with raised bars to both ends, hooded lugs, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    25 mm. wide & 37 mm. overall length


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and raised gold hour markers in 1945 and its subsequent sale on 7 December 1945. It has never been offered in public before.

    Reference 1450, also known as the "Top Hat" model amongst collectors, was in production from 1940 until the 1960s. The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by M. Huber & A. Banbery, first edition p. 113, pl. 158, second edition, p. 137, pl. 196 and in Armbanduhren by G. Negretti, F. Nencini, p. 217, pl. 156-157.