Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare large stainless steel wristwatch
Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare large stainless steel wristwatch

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, CALATRAVA MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 924'252, CASE NO. 626'939, REF. 570, MANUFACTURED IN 1943

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Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare large stainless steel wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, Calatrava model, movement no. 924'252, case no. 626'939, ref. 570, manufactured in 1943
Cal. 12'''120 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered matt dial with black enamel baton and applied steel Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, in large circular case with downturned lugs, snap on back, together with a stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.

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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with applied steel numerals in 1943 and its subsequent sale on 31 December 1943.

The large Calatrava model reference 570 was introduced into the market in 1938, featuring either subsidiary or sweep centre seconds. It was made in stainless steel, yellow, pink and white gold and platinum.

It is interesting to note that the stainless steel version of reference 570 features different case dimensions, e.g. a diameter of around 36.2 mm. and distance of 18 mm. between the lugs. The measurements of the precious metal cases are 35 mm. and 20 mm.

The present watch is one of only six examples of reference 570 in stainless steel to have been offered at auction. It is furthermore the first time that this watch appears publicly.
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