11 June 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold openface minute repeating perpetual calendar keyless lever watch
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Movement No. 861088, Case No. 317096, Ref. 844, circa 1950
With nickel-finished lever movement, 29 jewels, micrometer regulator, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions, minute repeating on two gongs, the silvered matte dial with applied baton indexes, one large aperture for month, date and day, subsidiary seconds with sector for phases of the moon, gold dauphine hands, substantial case with stepped bezel, repeat slide in the band, together with an 18K gold chain, case, dial and movement signed
51 mm. diam.
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This watch is accompanied by its original Patek Philippe Certificate of Identity and Guarantee of Origin stating that the movement was made in 1950, but was not sold until the 25th February 1977.
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