31 May 2007
PATEK PHILIPPE. A FINE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE AND PHASES OF THE MOON
SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENEVE, MOVEMENT NO. 1959488, CASE NO. 2953148, REF. 5015, CIRCA 1994
Cal. 240 PS nickel-finished lever movement, 29 jewels, 22k gold micro-rotor, Gyromax balance, the white dial with Arabic numerals, fan-shaped indicator for power reserve, eccentric subsidiary seconds, sector for phases of the moon, the circular case with beaded bezel, screwed lugs, hinged back opening to reveal a glazed cuvette, together with an 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
35 mm. diam.
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This watch is accompanied by a Patek Philippe presentation box with outer packaging, Certificate of Origin dated 24 October 1994 with brochures in leather wallet and adjustment tool.
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