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Geneva, Nov 14, 2009

LOT 320

Pink Gold Tiffany Patek Philippe, Genève, "Calatrava", movement No. 920085, case No. 296508, retailed by Tiffany & Co. Made in 1940, sold on December 14, 1940. Very fine and rare, 18K pink gold wristwatch with a 14K pink gold link bracelet. Accompanied by a Tiffany & Co., New York box and the Extract from the Archives.

CHF 7,500 - 10,000

USD 7,500 - 10,000 / EUR 5,000 - 7,000

Sold: CHF 11,400

C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, flat bezel, concave lugs, snap-on case back engraved ?Frank S. Washburn?. D. Rose with applied pink gold Breguet numerals, outer dot minute divisions, subsidiary seconds. Yellow gold poire hands. M. Cal. 12'''120, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and five positions, selfcompensating blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed, dial also signed Tiffany & Co. Diam. 31 mm. Thickness 9 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-7-01



HANDS Original


The Extract from the Archives confirms the rose dial and the Breguet numerals.
Provenance: Frank S. Washburn (1895-1967), an executive of the American Cyanamid Company and the son of company's founder. Mayor of Larchmont, 1945-6. His hobby was horse-breeding and he sold one of his best ?Diablos? to Teddy Roosevelt.