20 October 1999
Patek Philippe. A fine platinum openface keyless lever watch
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Geneva, retailed by Beyer, Zurich, No. 822620, circa 1930
With gilt-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, the silvered brushed dial with applied baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, in circular thin case with snap on back (No. 608146), accompanied by Patek Philippe original fitted leather presentation case, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
43 mm. diam.
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