Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare large stainless steel and pink gold wristwatch with two-tone pink dial, stainless steel and pink gold bracelet, original certificate and box
Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare large stainless steel and pink gold wristwatch with two-tone pink dial, stainless steel and pink gold bracelet, original certificate and box

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, RETAILED BY EBERHARD MILAN, CALATRAVA MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 923'440, CASE NO. 626'892, REF. 570, MANUFACTURED IN 1943

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Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare large stainless steel and pink gold wristwatch with two-tone pink dial, stainless steel and pink gold bracelet, original certificate and box
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, retailed by Eberhard Milan, Calatrava model, movement no. 923'440, case no. 626'892, ref. 570, manufactured in 1943
Cal. 12'''120 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the two-tone pink dial with applied pink gold dot and Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, in large circular stainless steel case with pink gold bezel and crown, downturned lugs, snap on back, together with a stainless steel and pink gold Patek Philippe and Gay Frères bracelet and clasp, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
36 mm. diam.

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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie dated Milan, 3.7.1943 signed R. Eberhard, original fitted brown leather presentation box and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in stainless steel with gold bezel and pink dial with applied gold hour markers in 1943 and its subsequent sale on 16 June 1943. Furthermore delivered with the copy of Patek Philippe Milan invoice dated 12 July 2004 for the overhaul of the watch amounting to Euro 1,585.72.

The large Calatrava model reference 570 was introduced into the market in 1938, featuring either subsidiary or sweep centre seconds. It was made in stainless steel, yellow, pink and white gold and platinum.

Examples in stainless steel and pink gold are virtually unknown. Although, according to Patek Philippe's archives, the present watch was sold with a leather strap, the stainless steel and pink gold bracelet can be dated from the same period and was most certainly added by the retailer, Eberhard in Milan.

It furthermore impresses by its excellent overall condition and its freshness to the market.

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