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Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare 18k Gold Automatic Wristwatch with Date, Formerly Belonging to 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush
Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare 18k Gold Automatic Wristwatch with Date, Formerly Belonging to 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush
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Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare 18k Gold Automatic Wristwatch with Date, Formerly Belonging to 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 3445, MOVEMENT NO. 1'127'156, CASE NO. 323'934, MANUFACTURED IN 1968

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Patek Philippe. A Fine and Rare 18k Gold Automatic Wristwatch with Date, Formerly Belonging to 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, Ref. 3445, Movement No. 1'127'156, Case No. 323'934, Manufactured in 1968
Movement: Automatic, Cal. 27-460M, 37 jewels
Dial: Silvered, baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, date
Case: 18k gold, screw back, 35mm diam.
Accompanied by: A letter typed and signed by George Bush and dated March 28, 1997, confirming proof of ownership by George Bush, a photograph of George Bush and wife Barbara Bush, a photocopy of invoice with client name, George Bush, and dated October 8, 1993, a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives Confirming Date of Sale on February 20, 1971, and a Patek Philippe leather envelope with product literature
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The letter which accompanies this lot, typed and signed by George Bush, confirms that this watch was purchased new at the Patek Philippe boutique in Geneva by the former President in 1971 while he was Ambassador to the U.N. The Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives further confirms this with the original date of sale, February 20, 1971.

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