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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2919

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EARLY AND VERY RARE 18K GOLD OFFICER'S WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS AND ENAMEL DIAL

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE, GENEVE, SWITZERLAND, MOVEMENT NO. 191'662, CASE NO. 600'657, CIRCA 1919

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EARLY AND VERY RARE 18K GOLD OFFICER'S WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS AND ENAMEL DIAL
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE, GENEVE, SWITZERLAND, MOVEMENT NO. 191'662, CASE NO. 600'657, CIRCA 1919

    Cal. 12''' nickel-finished lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, wolf tooth winding, under gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Breguet numerals, outer minute track, blued steel spade hands, centre seconds, in officer style case with pivoted screwed bar lugs, hinged back with engraved stylised initials, case, dial and movement signed and numbered
    31 mm. diam.


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    US$15,000-23,000
    EUR11,000-16,500

    Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch in 1919 and its subsequent sale on 9 November 1920.

    Production of the reference 1450 was launched in 1940. The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by M. Huber & A. Banbery, 1st edition p. 113, pl. 158, 2nd edition p. 137, pl. 196 and in Armbanduhren by G. Negretti, F. Nencini, p. 217, pl. 156-157.