13 November 2006
Patek Philippe. A fine and unusual platinum openface keyless lever dress watch with two-tone platinum dial
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, Switzerland, retailed by Samuel Kirk & Son, Co., Baltimore, Md., movement no. 196'618, case no. 406'117, manufactured in 1919
Cal. 17''' nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the engine-turned platinum dial with inlaid black enamel Arabic numerals on blank chapter ring, in circular thin case, the snap on back centred by inlaid black enamel coat-of-arms and motto Vraye Foy, case signed by maker, movement signed by maker and retailer
44 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with platinum dial in 1919 and its subsequent sale on 23 March 1920. To the best of our knowledge it has never been offered in public before.
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