8 December 2003
Patek Philippe. A fine 18K pink gold water-resistant wristwatch with two-tone dial
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, No. 938667, Ref. 565, retailed by Hausmann & Co., circa 1952
With nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, movement stamped twice with the Seal of Geneva, metal dust cap, the silvered dial with applied pink gold Arabic and baton numerals, outer brushed chapter ring, pink gold feiulle hands, subsidiary seconds, the circular water-resistant-type case with screw back (No. 667714 Ref. 565), enlarged bezel and downturned lugs, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
35 mm. diam.
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This watch is accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives.
Production of this model, reference 565, began in 1938.
Examples in pink gold with two-tone dials rarely appear at auction.
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