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Patek Philippe. A Lady's Fine and Possibly Unique 18k Pink Gold and Diamond-Set Bracelet Watch with Shell Motif and Concealed Dial
Patek Philippe. A Lady's Fine and Possibly Unique 18k Pink Gold and Diamond-Set Bracelet Watch with Shell Motif and Concealed Dial

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 2247, MOVEMENT NO. 943'719, CASE NO. 656'797, MANUFACTURED IN 1949

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Patek Philippe. A Lady's Fine and Possibly Unique 18k Pink Gold and Diamond-Set Bracelet Watch with Shell Motif and Concealed Dial
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 2247, Movement No. 943'719, Case No. 656'797, Manufactured in 1949
Movement: Manual, Cal. 7'''70, 18 jewels
Dial: Silvered, dot and dagger numerals
Case: 18k pink gold shell-shaped, dial and protected crown concealed under a shell-shaped 18k pink gold and diamond-set hinged cover, overall width 30mm
Bracelet/Clasp: Patek Philippe 18k pink gold articulated bracelet, four smaller shell-shaped pieces, scrolled links and clasp, overall approximate length 7 inches
Accompanied By: A Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on December 20, 1949

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Lot Essay

The present bracelet watch impresses with its extreme rarity. A most unusual design, the craftsmanship of late 1940s Patek Philippe is unmatched in this timepiece. Set with 47 diamonds to the dial cover, weighing 1.50 carats total, the pink gold bracelet is simply stunning.

A marvelous example of the firms move towards creating functional ladies jewelry watches, Patek Philippe is known for their attention to detail in the mid-20th century when they began experimenting with innovative case designs- no doubt a request from women who wanted the elegance of a well-crafted wristwatch that can also function as an attractive jewelry statement piece.

With outstanding presence on the wrist, the articulated scrolled lugs are mesmerizing when seen from the side, a detail that should be witnessed first-hand to be fully admired. Surprisingly, especially for its bold size, the bracelet is light and easy to wear, perfect for everyday use or a special occasion.

Exceptionally rare, according to research this is the only watch of its kind to be identified.

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