16 May 2011
This lot is offered without a reserve
Patek Philippe. An 18K white and yellow gold openface keyless lever dress watch
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie, Geneva, Switzerland, movement no. 818'980, case no. 414'519, manufactured in 1927
Cal. 17''' nickel-finished lever movement, wolf's tooth winding ,18 jewels, 5 adjustments, bimetallic compensation balance, matte silvered dial, applied gold fancy Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, plain circular case, white gold snap on back with yellow gold rim, and engraved initials GCM, white gold pendant and crown, yellow gold bow, case, dial and movement signed
45 mm. diam.
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With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture of the present watch with silvered dial, raised Arabic numerals and subsidiary seconds in 1927 and its subsequent sale on 3 June 1929.
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