• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 42

    Patek Philippe. An unusual and attractive 18K gold openface keyless lever dress watch with two-tone silvered dial

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENÈVE, RETAILED BY BAUER & CIA., REF. 605, MOVEMENT NO. 880'361, CASE NO. 418'114, MANUFACTURED IN 1938

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    Patek Philippe. An unusual and attractive 18K gold openface keyless lever dress watch with two-tone silvered dial
    Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Genève, retailed by Bauer & Cia., ref. 605, movement no. 880'361, case no. 418'114, manufactured in 1938
    Cal. 17''' nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, two-tone silvered dial, applied gold Arabic and baton numerals on polished chapter ring, outer railway five minute divisions, subsidiary seconds, plain circular case, snap on back, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
    44 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and applied hour markers in 1938 and its subsequent sale on 27 February 1939.

    To the best of our knowledge, this watch is one of only two examples of reference 605-3 in yellow gold to appear in public to date.

    Reference 605 was in production from the mid 1930s until the mid 1950s and is more commonly associated with the celebrated World Time watch, reference 605 HU. Mainly fitted with calibre 17'''140 or 17'''145, versions with calibre 17''', such as the present watch, were assigned reference 605-3.