With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial, steel hands and 1/5 seconds graduation in 1929 and its subsequent sale on 17 September 1940.
Never offered in public before, this unusual watch is distinguished by the technical layout of its dial, featuring 1/5ths of a seconds divisions, confirmed by the Extract from the Archives, in addition to the more commonly found five minute graduation. The rarity is further enhanced by the signature E. Gübelin, one of Patek Philippe's prominent retailers in Switzerland. Such a dial configuration has never been previously observed on any other reference 652 in steel. Gübelin
E. Gübelin was founded in 1854 and has always been a family enterprise. Located in Lucerne, Switzerland, the renowned company has designed and retailed superior quality watches and clocks ever since. Today, Gübelin has branches throughout Europe.