16 November 2009
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K white gold openface keyless lever dress watch
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, ref. 652/1, movement no. 931'827, case no. 323'820, manufactured in 1970
Cal. 17''' nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, silvered dial, applied white gold baton numerals, white gold dauphine hands, subsidiary seconds, plain circular case, hinged back, case, dial and movement signed
44 mm. diam.
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With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1970 and its subsequent sale on 6 November 1970.
This watch is believed to be the first example of a reference 652/1 to appear in public to date.
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