6 December 2002
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold hinged wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe, retailed by Tiffany & Co, No. 152449, circa 1910
With nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winiding, gold cuvette, the silvered matte dial with luminous Arabic numerals, luminous hands, subsidiary seconds, downturned screwed lugs, hinged back (No. 283554), together with an 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, cuvette and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
31 mm. diam.
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This style of watch is frequently referred to as the 'Officer's' model as it was issued for military personnel. A similar example is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, 2nd edition, p. 122.
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