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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 31

    Patek Philippe. An unusual stainless steel tonneau-shaped water-resistant wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, REF. 3579, MOVEMENT 1'213'430, CASE NO. 519'579, MANUFACTURED IN 1972

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    Patek Philippe. An unusual stainless steel tonneau-shaped water-resistant wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 3579, movement 1'213'430, case no. 519'579, manufactured in 1972
    Cal. 23-300 PM nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, the blue brushed dial with applied steel baton numerals, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with brushed bezel, screw back, case, dial and movement signed
    33 mm. wide


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    Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture of the present watch in 1972 and its subsequent sale on 9 October 1972.

    Reference 3579 was in production only during a short period in the early 1970s and available with blue or silvered dial.

    The present watch is one of six examples of this reference to appear in public to date.