• Lot 41

    Patek Philippe. An 18K white gold oval automatic wristwatch with bracelet

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, RETAILED BY SOMAZZI, GRANDE ELLIPSE MODEL, REF. 3589-1, MOVEMENT NO. 1'282'564, CASE NO. 523'666, MANUFACTURED IN 1972

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    Patek Philippe. An 18K white gold oval automatic wristwatch with bracelet
    Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, retailed by Somazzi, Grande Ellipse model, ref. 3589-1, movement no. 1'282'564, case no. 523'666, manufactured in 1972
    Cal. 28-255 nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 36 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, gold rim to the rotor, white dial, Roman numerals, oval case, enlarged bezel, snap on back, 18 white gold Patek Philippe integral woven bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    33 mm. wide & 36 mm. overall length


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with 18K white gold bracelet in 1972 and its subsequent sale on 5 April 1973.

    To the best of our knowledge, this watch has never been offered at auction before. It is one of only some 15 examples of this reference to appear in public to date but the only one retailed by Somazzi, one of Patek Philippe's retailers in Lugano, Switzerland.