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    Sale 2161

    Important Watches

    10 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 132

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH BLACK DIAL

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVA, MOVEMENT NO. 725923, CASE NO. 688216, REF. 1578, MANUFACTURED IN 1955

    Price Realised  

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH BLACK DIAL
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVA, MOVEMENT NO. 725923, CASE NO. 688216, REF. 1578, MANUFACTURED IN 1955
    Cal. 12-400 nickel-finished lever movement with the seal of Geneva, 18 jewels, mono-metallic balance, black dial, applied baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, circular case, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed, 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle
    35mm diam.


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    With a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1955 and its subsequent sale on June 11th of the following year.

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

    Patek Philippe introduced the reference 1578 in 1943 and continued production until approximately 1965. The present watch is from the second series which uses the caliber 12-400.

    A similar model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by O. Patrizzi, Volume 2, p. 132, pl. 555.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION