11 June 2004
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare 18K gold rectangular-shaped wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe, Geneve, Movement No. 975197, Case No. 677145, Ref. 1593, circa 1954
9'''-90, with rectangular-shaped nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, Gyromax balance, the silvered dial with applied gold Arabic and dagger numerals, gold feuille hands, subsidiary seconds, the rectangular-shaped case with concave sides, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
41 mm. long
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Production of this model, reference 1593, began in 1944.
A similar example is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 2nd edition, p. 128.
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