29 May 2008,
Price realised HKD 35,000
HKD 20,000 - HKD 30,000
PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 4290
18K GOLD MANUAL-WINDING OVAL BRACELET WATCH WITH LAPIS LAZULI DIAL
MOVEMENT NO. 1'275'570, CASE NO. 2'758'845, CIRCA 1977
Calibre 16-250, 18 jewels, glucydur balance, the lapis lazuli dial with stepped rope-twist bezel, snap-on back, 18k gold PP bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
Diamensions: 32 x 27 mm.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin and Registered Card for Guarantee and a spare strap.
This lot is offered without reserve.
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