15 November 2004
Patek Philippe. An unusual 18K gold openface keyless lever watch with custom made dial
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, retailed by V. Astrua, Turin, movement no. 805'725, case no. 293'675, manufactured in 1930
Cal. 18''' gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, gold cuvette with engraved inscription Fabriqué spécialement pour V. Astrua Turin, the custom made silvered matt dial with applied dagger and Breguet numerals, a series of four three digit numbers underneath the signature, gold feuille hands, subsidiary seconds, in plain circular case with hinged back, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
47 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with enamel dial and Breguet numerals in 1930 and its subsequent sale on 17 March 1931.
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