29 November 2007
PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS AND PINK DIAL
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 700'500, CASE NO. 662'968, REF. 1578, 1950
Cal. 27 SC nickel-finished lever movement stamped with the Geneva Seal, 18 jewels, mono-metallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, swan-neck micrometer regulator, the pink gilt dial with applied Arabic and dagger numerals, outer minute divisions, pink gilt hands, blued steel centre seconds, in circular case with downturned faceted "spider" lugs, snap on back, together with an 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
35 mm. diam.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch in 1950 and its subsequent sale on 14 April 1951.
An introduction to one of the key names in German watchmaking — illustrated with lots offered online at Christie’s in September
Collectors of vintage Rolex know it's about more than just that famous crown logo — as these 5 watches show
The stories behind the names given to a selection of iconic Rolex wristwatches
Ahead of Christie's inaugural European Paintings auction on 31 October, Arne Everwijn discusses Courbet’s radical nudes
Christie’s Islamic Art specialist Xavier Fournier explains all you need to know about these exquisite embroidered panels