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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 301

    Patek Philippe. An unusual 18K pink and yellow gold rectangular curved wristwatch with cylindrical hooded lugs

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, REF. 575, MOVEMENT NO. 832'832, CASE NO. 618'152, MANUFACTURED IN 1938

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    Patek Philippe. An unusual 18K pink and yellow gold rectangular curved wristwatch with cylindrical hooded lugs
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, ref. 575, movement no. 832'832, case no. 618'152, manufactured in 1938
    Cal. 9'''90 rectangular-shaped nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, Gyromax balance, silvered dial, applied gold dot and Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, rectangular curved yellow gold case and snap on back, pink gold cylindrical hooded lugs, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. overall length


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with 18K yellow and pink gold case, silvered dial and applied gold hour markers in 1938 and its subsequent sale on 14 November 1941.

    To the best of our knowledge, this watch is the only reference 575 known to exist to date. Its rarity is further enhanced by the unusual design, combining a rectangular yellow gold case with pink gold hooded lugs, all confirmed by the Extract from the Archives.