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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 232

    Patek Philippe. An 18K gold rectangular curved wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2554/1, MOVEMENT NO. 835'474, CASE NO. 2'638'093, MANUFACTURED IN 1942

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    Patek Philippe. An 18K gold rectangular curved wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 2554/1, movement no. 835'474, case no. 2'638'093, manufactured in 1942
    Cal. 9'''90 rectangular-shaped nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, silvered dial, Roman numerals, subsidiary seconds, rectangular curved case, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    22 mm. wide & 41 mm. overall length


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1942 and its subsequent sale on 19 February 1945. The Extract furthermore states that the original case has been replaced by the actual case, numbered 2'638'093, during a servicing in Patek Philippe's workshops in 1964.

    This watch has never been offered at auction before and is believed to be one of only eight examples of reference 2554/1 in yellow gold to appear in public to date. It furthermore features a rather unusual dial layout with painted Roman numerals instead of the more common baton hour markers.