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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 381

    Patek Philippe. An extremely fine, rare and attractive stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 1463, MOVEMENT NO. 863'843, CASE NO. 640'551, MANUFACTURED IN 1946

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    Patek Philippe. An extremely fine, rare and attractive stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 1463, movement no. 863'843, case no. 640'551, manufactured in 1946
    Cal. 13''' nickel-finished lever movement, 23 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, metal dust cap, the two-tone silvered dial with applied white gold baton and Arabic numerals, outer railway five minute divisions and tachymetre scale, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minutes register, in circular water-resistant-type case with screw back, downturned lugs, two round chronograph buttons in the band, contemporary stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    35 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and applied steel hour markers in 1946 and its subsequent sale on 4 February 1947.

    This watch is amongst the most attractive references 1463 in stainless steel to be offered in public in recent years. Its desirability resides in the exclusive combination of the stainless steel case and the highly attractive two-tone silvered dial, further enhanced by the original condition and freshness to the market as it has never been offered in public before.

    Reference 1463 was launched in 1940 and remained in production until 1965, the majority cased in yellow gold. The stainless steel models however are exceedingly rare and were in production only until 1960.

    The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 267.