• Important Watches  auction at Christies

    Sale 2212

    Important Watches

    15 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 352

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EARLY 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH TWO TONE DIAL AND CENTER SECONDS

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 184110, CASE NO. 294474, REF. NO. 96, MANUFACTURED IN 1920

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EARLY 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH TWO TONE DIAL AND CENTER SECONDS
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 184110, CASE NO. 294474, REF. NO. 96, MANUFACTURED IN 1920
    Cal. 12 nickel-finished lever movement, 19 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, silvered matte two tone dial, polished chapter ring, baton numerals and applied gold Arabic quarter hour numerals, outer calibrated seconds ring, center seconds, circular case, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    30mm diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch in 1920 and its subsequent sale on May 30th, 1936.

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

    Patek Philippe's reference 96 also known as the Calatrava is the epitome of the classic gentleman's timepiece. The watch was produced from 1932 until approximately 1973. The present watch belongs to the first series produced between 1932 and 1936 with a 12 caliber LeCoultre base. The second series contained a modified 12-120 caliber movement produced from 1935 until 1950, while the third series used the 27SC caliber.

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