17 May 1999
Patek Philippe. A rare 18K gold 'World Time' wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genve, No. 962795, circa 1950
12'''-120, with nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, the silvered matt dial with applied baton and Roman numerals, concentric chapter ring calibrated for 24 hours divided into diurnal and nocturnal hours, the circular case with revolving coin-edged bezel engraved with the names of 39 cities, teardrop lugs, snap on back (No. 655707 Ref. 1415), case, dial and movement signed
31 mm. diam.
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A similar watch is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, first edition, p. 187, pl. 312a and in Armbanduhren - 100 Jahre Entwicklungsgeschichte by Kahlert, Mhe, Brunner, second edition, p. 128, pl. 238.
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