16 May 2001
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold keyless lever watch
Signed Patek Philippe & Cie., Genève, No. 42872, circa 1872
With gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Roman numerals, blued steel spade hands, subsidiary seconds, in engine-turned case (No. 228346) with blank initials to the reverse, case and cuvette signed and numbered, movement signed under the dial
46 mm. diam.
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Patek Philippe confirm production of this watch in 1872 and its subsequent sale on 13 July 1876.
Please note that this watch was made in circa 1872 and not 1970 as stated in the printed catalogue.
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