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    Sale 2041

    Important Watches

    12 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 193

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED PATEK, PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, RETAILED BY HAUSMANN & CO., MOVEMENT NO. 963816, CASE NO. 653580, REF. 1543, MANUFACTURED IN 1949

    Price Realised  

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH
    SIGNED PATEK, PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, RETAILED BY HAUSMANN & CO., MOVEMENT NO. 963816, CASE NO. 653580, REF. 1543, MANUFACTURED IN 1949
    Nickel-finished lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, precision regulator, silvered matte dial, applied Arabic and baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, circular case, oversized flared lugs, inscribed snap on back, case, dial and movement signed, dial further signed by retailer, 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle
    35mm diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1949 and its subsequent sale on July 25th of the same year.

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

    Patek Philippe produced the reference 1543 from 1942 until approximately 1950. The oversized flared lugs have been referred to as Mickey Mouse lugs.

    A similar model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by O. Patrizzi, Volume 2, p. 130, pl. 544.