13 November 2001
PATEK PHILIPPE, A FINE AND POSSIBLY UNIQUE 18K GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR, CHRONOGRAPH AND MOONPHASE
Patek Philippe, Ref:1518 First Series, No. 868039, 1951, sold on 20 March 1954.
13"' rhodium finished 23-jewel mechanical movement, eight adjustments, monometallic cut compensation balance, swan-neck micrometer adjustment to the regulator, ivory enamel dial with applied gold Arabic numerals, subsidiary constant seconds, minute recording dial, day, month and moonphase apertures, date dial and outer timing scale, later retailer's signature, circular case with snap on back, (ref:1518, no. 668384) and down turned lugs, maker's strap and 18ct gold buckle, movement, dial and case signed.
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For an example of this reference see, Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, Patek Philippe, Geneve, 1998, second edition, p. 303, fig. 459.
Please note that the dial is lacquer and not enamel as catalogued.
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