Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with black dial and applied steel Breguet numerals in 1941 and its subsequent sale on 8 June 1942. Lately overhauled in the workshops of Patek Philippe in Geneva, it is still retaining the International Customer Service tag and protective sticker to the case back.
This watch has never been offered at auction before and is thought to be the only reference 1503 in stainless steel with original black dial and applied Breguet numerals to appear in public to date.
Reference 1503 was introduced into the market in 1941 and in production until the early 1950s. It features a similar case design and dial layout as reference 1509 and was mainly made in stainless steel.
The present watch fitted with a black lacquered dial and applied stainless steel Breguet numerals, appears to be a unique combination, fully certified by the Extract from the Archives.
Consigned by the family of the late Simon Wiesenthal, it impresses by this historically important provenance, the very good and original overall condition and freshness to the market.