PATEK PHILIPPE.  A FINE AND VERY RARE STAINLESS STEEL WATER-RESISTANT WRISTWATCH WITH CENTER SECONDS AND LUMINESCENT BREGUET NUMERALS
PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND VERY RARE STAINLESS STEEL WATER-RESISTANT WRISTWATCH WITH CENTER SECONDS AND LUMINESCENT BREGUET NUMERALS

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 701857, CASE NO. 663151, REF. 565, MANUFACTURED IN 1952

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PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND VERY RARE STAINLESS STEEL WATER-RESISTANT WRISTWATCH WITH CENTER SECONDS AND LUMINESCENT BREGUET NUMERALS
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 701857, CASE NO. 663151, REF. 565, MANUFACTURED IN 1952
Cal. 27 SC nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, metal dust cover, silvered matte dial with applied stainless steel Breguet numerals, luminescent disc hour markers, luminescent hands, tonneau water-resistant-type case with screw back, case, dial and movement signed
35mm diam.

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Accompanied by an Extract from the Patek Philippe Archives confirming the date of manufacture as 1952 and its subsequent sale on December 26th of the same year.

The extract further confirms that the watch was originally manufactured with both applied steel Breguet numerals and radium dots. The attractive placement of the luminescent dots on the inner ring of the dial further heightens the rarity of the present example.

According to our research the present watch has never before appeared at auction. It is one of only 20 examples of the reference 565 in stainless steel known to the market and one of only 8 pieces known from the second series with center seconds.

For an example of the reference 565 in 18k pink gold and further information on this model see the preceeding lot in this sale.
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