• Important Watches  auction at Christies

    Sale 2212

    Important Watches

    15 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 354

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH SCROLLED LUGS AND CENTER SECONDS

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 701089, CASE NO. 664434, REF. 1491, MANUFACTURED IN 1951

    Price Realised  

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH SCROLLED LUGS AND CENTER SECONDS
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 701089, CASE NO. 664434, REF. 1491, MANUFACTURED IN 1951
    Cal. 27-27 SC nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the seal of Geneva, 18 jewels, mono-metallic balance, micrometer regulator, silvered matte dial, applied baton numerals, center seconds, circular case, fancy scrolled lugs, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    34mm diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1951 and its subsequent sale on January 30th of the following year.

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

    Patek Philippe produced the reference 1491 from 1940 until approximately 1965. The present watch is from the second series using the 27SC calibre.

    Special Notice

    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.