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Patek Philippe. A fine and rare platinum and diamond-set wristwatch with black dial
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare platinum and diamond-set wristwatch with black dial

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, NO. 968946, REF. 96, CIRCA 1951

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Patek Philippe. A fine and rare platinum and diamond-set wristwatch with black dial
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, No. 968946, Ref. 96, circa 1951
12'''-120, with nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, the black matte dial with applied diamond-set numerals, feuille hands, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, the circular case with flat bezel, downturned lugs, snap on back (No. 303724 Ref. 96), together with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives, case, dial and movement signed
30 mm. diam.

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Production of this model, Calatrava reference 96, was launched in 1932. Examples in platinum with diamond-set black dials are extremely rare.

Patek Philippe confirm production of this watch in 1951.

A similar example is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 2nd edition, p. 174.
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