Patek Philippe. A rare and unusual 18K gold rectangular facetted hinged wristwatch
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Patek Philippe. A rare and unusual 18K gold rectangular facetted hinged wristwatch

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, REF. 137, MOVEMENT NO. 824'432, CASE NO. 611'650, MOVEMENT MANUFACTURED IN 1930

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Patek Philippe. A rare and unusual 18K gold rectangular facetted hinged wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, Ref. 137, movement no. 824'432, case no. 611'650, movement manufactured in 1930
Cal. 8''' oval mechanical movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, silvered dial under facetted crystal, black enamel baton numerals, outer railway minute divisions, blued steel feuille hands, rectangular facetted case, hinged slightly curved back, associated 18K gold buckle, case, dial and movement signed
18 mm. wide & 42 mm. overall length
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Lot Essay

With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with facetted case and silvered dial with black enamel indices and its subsequent sale on 29 November 1937. The present watch is an early and rare Patek Philippe reference from the 1930s, distinguished by its elegant and facetted body and facetted crystal. Its elongated case with slightly curved back ergonomically fits on the wrist.

Reference 137 with its rectangular facetted case was launched in 1933 and in production for only three years. Known only in yellow gold or in white gold, the watch on offer is only one of six yellow gold examples to have appeared at auction to date.

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