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Patek Philippe. A lady's fine and rare 18K gold hinged wristwatch with enamel dial, Breguet numerals, original certificate and box
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Patek Philippe. A lady's fine and rare 18K gold hinged wristwatch with enamel dial, Breguet numerals, original certificate and box

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CIE., GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, MOVEMENT NO. 172’788, CASE NO. 400’042, MANUFACTURED IN 1912

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Patek Philippe. A lady's fine and rare 18K gold hinged wristwatch with enamel dial, Breguet numerals, original certificate and box
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Geneva, Switzerland, movement no. 172’788, case no. 400’042, manufactured in 1912
MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 10’’’, 18 jewels
DIAL: white enamel, painted Breguet numerals, outer railway minute divisions
CASE: 18K gold, wire lugs, hinged back, 26.5 mm. diam.
ACCOMPANIED BY: Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated 1 September 1916 and original fitted presentation box. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch with enamel dial, Breguet numerals in 1916 and its subsequent sale on 2 September 1916
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This lot is offered without reserve.
Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue are pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.

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Lot Essay

The present is a rare and well preserved example of a Patek Philippe's lady's wristwatch from the firm's early 20th century production, the appeal enhanced by the presence of the original certificate and box. It has furthermore never been offered in public before.

A similar watch is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 105, pl. 111.

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