15 November 2004
Patek Philippe. An unusual and extremely rare 18K gold wristwatch with hooded lugs
Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, movement no. 910'906, case no. 628'501, ref. 1550, manufactured in 1942
Cal. 10'''110 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, the champagne dial with applied baton and outer painted Arabic numerals, subsidiary seconds, in circular case with snap on back, two large gold globes attached to the bezel and placed on top of the hooded lugs, case, dial and movement signed
32 mm. diam.
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Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1942 and its subsequent sale on 20 July 1943.
To the best of our knowledge, only two examples of the reference 1550 are known to date.
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