29 November 2007
PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 701'301, CASE NO. 668'113, REF. 2466, CIRCA 1951
Cal. 27 SC nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva Seal, 18 jewels, bi-metallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, micrometer regulator, the silvered sunburst dial with applied Arabic and baton numerals, outer five minute track, gold hands, blued steel centre seconds, in circular case with sloping bezel, faceted downturned lugs, snap on back, together with an 18k Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
33 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch in 1951 and its subsequent sale on 29 May 1952.
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