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Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K pink gold wristwatch with pink dial and scroll lugs
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Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K pink gold wristwatch with pink dial and scroll lugs

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 1491, MOVEMENT NO. 965'986, CASE NO. 658'660, MANUFACTURED IN 1950

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Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K pink gold wristwatch with pink dial and scroll lugs
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, ref. 1491, movement no. 965'986, case no. 658'660, manufactured in 1950
Cal. 12'''400 mechanical jewelled movement, pink dial, applied pink gold baton numerals, pink gold dauphine hands, beady minute divisions, subsidiary dial for constant seconds, circular case, scroll lugs, snap on back, 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
34 mm. diam.
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Lot Essay

With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch with applied gold indexes in 1950 and its subsequent sale on 5 July 1950.

The present reference 1491 is believed to be one of only ten examples of this model in pink gold with pink dial to appear in public to date. It impresses by its very good overall condition and the highly attractive rose-coloured dial, beautifully harmonizing with the pink gold case.

Reference 1491, launched in 1940, is a perfect example of Patek Philippe's continuous search for new and avant-garde innovations, whether in the movement of their watches, or, as in this instance, in the design. The unusual lugs of this model are premonition of a new era of watchmaking design that will fully dawn from the sixties on with unusual case shapes, stepped bezels and fancy lugs. It is remarkable how Patek Philippe anticipated the trend by two decades.

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