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Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Apr 10, 1994

LOT 431

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 862534, case No. 626222, made in 1940. Extremely fine and rare stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with square button splitsecond chronograph, register and tachometer, with certificate.

CHF 240,000 - 280,000

C. polished, satined. D. mat silver with applied steel indexes and Roman numerals + auxiliary seconds and 30 minutes register dials, outer tachometer graduation. "Bâton" steel hands. M. 13"' rhodiumed, " fausses côtes" decoration, 25 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted to 8 positions, Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. In excellent condition. Diam. 33 mm.

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Split-second chronograph wristwatches were the must of Patek Philippe technology and were cased in gold or white gold. Only two examples in stainless steel, made on special orders, are known to-day.