8 December 2003
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K gold wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, No. 723774, Ref. 570, Calatrava model, circa 1954
12'''-400, with nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the silvered matte dial with applied baton indexes, gold dauphine hands, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, the large circular case with snap on back (No. 305993 Ref. 570), downturned lugs, together with an 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
35 mm. diam.
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Similar examples of this model, reference 570, are illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 2nd edition, p. 169-170.
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