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Geneva, Nov 10, 2019

LOT 630

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 96, “NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN”, YELLOW GOLD

A fine, manual-winding, 18K yellow gold wristwatch.

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Calatrava

Reference 96

Year Sold in December 1936

Movement No. 827320

Calibre  12-120

Case No. 294644

Diameter 31 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Extract from the archives, Patek Philippe travel pouch

CHF 8,000 - 12,000

HKD 64,000 - 96,000 / USD 8,000 - 12,000

Sold: CHF 10,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

 Neville Chamberlain was the British Prime Minister from May 1937 to May 1940. His memory is controversial as many historians later blamed him for the Munich accord, despite this he was very well respected in parliament after being succeeded by Winston Churchill and was an important member of the war cabinet as Lord President of the Council. While the engraving remains a mystery, the caseback features the name Chamberlain in greek with a centaur carrying water, it is possible that there was a connexion with the guarantees being given to Greece in 1939 following the Italian invasion of Albania in April 1939.