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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 178

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 1578, YELLOW GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 703631, case No. 681409, Ref. 1578. Made circa 1957. Very fine, large, center seconds, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle.

Three-body, solid, polished, inclined bezel, lapidated lugs, snap-on case back. Matte silver with applied yellow gold arabic and dart indexes. Yellow gold feuille hands. Cal. 27SC, stamped with the Geneva Quality Mark, rhodium-plated, fausses côtes decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.

CHF 3,500 - 5,500

HKD 29,000 - 45,000 / USD 3,700 - 5,800

Sold: CHF 16,250

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 35 mm. THICKNESS 11 mm. The watch has been preserved in excellent all original condition. Exhibiting beautiful angles on the lugs, a crisp and deep hallmark on the outer side of the lug, a close to perfect dial with nicely raised enamel, a beautiful example of the reference 1578.