10 April 2002
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K pink gold wristwatch with Breguet numerals
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneve, No. 965992, Ref. 570, Calatrava model, circa 1949
12'''-120, with nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, the silvered brushed dial with applied pink gold Breguet numerals, pink gold dauphine hands, subsidiary seconds, the large circular case with downturned lugs, snap on back (No. 302332 Ref. 570), together with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives, case, dial and movement signed
35 mm. diam.
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Production of this model, reference 570, was launched in 1938.
Patek Philippe confirm production of this watch in 1950 and its subsequent sale on 25 August 1950.
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