16 May 2000
Patek Philippe. A fine stainless steel wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, Calatrava model, No. 827395, circa 1937
12'''-120, with nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, wolf's tooth winding, the silvered matt dial with applied baton numerals, silvered dauphine hands, subsidiary seconds, the circular case with downturned lugs, snap on back (No. 614739 Ref. 96), case, dial and movement signed
31 mm. diam.
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Patek Philippe confirm production of this watch in 1936 and its subsequent sale on 9 July 1937.
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