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Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with phases of the moon
Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with phases of the moon

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, MOVEMENT NO. 198'145, CASE NO. 414'304, MANUFACTURED IN 1927

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Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating perpetual calendar split seconds chronograph keyless lever watch with phases of the moon
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneva, Switzerland, movement no. 198'145, case no. 414'304, manufactured in 1927
Cal. 18''' nickel-finished lever movement, 40 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, wolf's tooth winding, repeating on two polished steel hammers onto two gongs, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Breguet numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions, blued steel moon-style hands, four subsidiary dials indicating phases of the moon combined with 60 minutes register and lunar calendar, day, month and date combined with constant seconds, in heavy circular case with hidden hinge, engraved initials EJD to the back, repeating slide in the band, split seconds chronograph mechanism operated through the crown and through a button in the band, locked by a sliding lever in the band, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed and numbered
50 mm. diam.

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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1927 and its subsequent sale on 16 April 1926.

Furthermore delivered with two photocopies from Patek Philippe letters related to the overhaul of the watch in 1997.
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