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PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K GOLD, TIGER'S EYE AND LAPIS LAZULI BRACELET WATCH
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PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K GOLD, TIGER'S EYE AND LAPIS LAZULI BRACELET WATCH

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 4229/1, MOVEMENT NO. 1'249'105, CASE NO. 2'732'068, MANUFACTURED IN 1974

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PATEK PHILIPPE. A VERY FINE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K GOLD, TIGER'S EYE AND LAPIS LAZULI BRACELET WATCH
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, REF. 4229/1, MOVEMENT NO. 1'249'105, CASE NO. 2'732'068, MANUFACTURED IN 1974
Cal. 13.5''', mechanical lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 20 jewels, Gyromax balance, tiger's eye dial, articulated bracelet designed with seven similarly designed textured gold, tiger's eye and lapis lazuli modules in alternating directions, hidden spring clasp, case, dial and movement signed
28.5 mm. wide & 160 mm. long

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With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present bracelet watch in 1974 with and its subsequent sale on 26 March 1975. Further delivered with Patek Philippe fitted presentation box.

This reference 4229/1 is the so far only known example of this highly rare and unusual model. It is furthermore preserved in excellent overall condition.

A decade of activism, freedom and self-expression dominated the 1970s and established fashion and jewellery trends became more tolerant and individualistic.

This unique bracelet watch with its geometrically abstract design enhanced with the 1970s trendy gemstones, lapis lazuli and tiger's eye, is a fine example of this period. Bold yet minimal this elegant Patek Philippe bracelet watch blends both of these styles.

The genius behind this design lies in the subtle curve and combination of the recognizable geometric shapes. A circle super imposed upon a square flanked by a rectangle. These simple forms decorated with natural gemstones are combined in a very unusual and modern way.

People wore what they wanted, nothing shocked and women with their new found freedom did not hesitate buying and wearing unique pieces. This Patek Philippe bracelet watch is a perfect example of the spirit of this decade.

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