17 May 1999
Patek Philippe. An 18K gold self-winding waterproof wristwatch
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genve, No. 1112443, circa 1960
27-460, with nickel-finished lever movement, 37 jewels, Gyromax balance, free sprung regulator, 18K gold rotor, the gilt matt dial with applied baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, the circular water-resistant-type case with stepped bezel, screw back (No. 2625929 Ref. 3425), case, dial and movement signed
34 mm. diam.
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A similar model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, first edition p. 170, pl. 290 and second edition p. 218, pl. 351.
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