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

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 198'442, CASE NO. 314'589, REF. 845, MOVEMENT MANUFACTURED IN 1931, COMPLETED IN 1963 AND ENCASED IN 1967

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Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating perpetual calendar keyless lever watch with phases of the moon
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, movement no. 198'442, case no. 314'589, ref. 845, movement manufactured in 1931, completed in 1963 and encased in 1967
Cal. 17''' nickel-finished lever movement, 29 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, swan neck regulator, wolf's tooth winding, minute repeating on two polished steel hammers onto two gongs, the silvered 18K gold dial with applied baton numerals, aperture for combined month, day and date display, subsidiary dial indicating phases of the moon combined with constant seconds, in massive circular case with stepped bezel, snap on back, repeating slide in the band, case, dial and movement signed
51 mm. diam.

Lot Essay

Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the movement in 1931. It was completed in 1963, encased in 1967 and sold on 19 January 1970. Furthermore delivered with a brown leather presentation box.

The present watch is thought to be one of only three examples of this particular model to appear in public to date. A nearly identical watch with preceding movement number 198'441 is illustrated in Patek Philippe by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, p. 228, pl. 210.

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