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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 15, 2016

LOT 180

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 96 CALATRAVA PINK DIAL ORIGINAL WARRANTY PINK GOLD Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, Calatrava, No. 927674, case No. 299749, Ref. 96. Sold December 19th, 1945. Very fine and rare, 18K pink gold wristwatch with an 18k pink gold Gay Freres bracelet. Accompanied by the original certificate of origin and fitted box.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, flat bezel, snap-on case back, concave lugs. Pink with applied pink gold faceted baton indexes, subsidiary seconds dial, outer engraved minute division. Pink gold dauphine hands. Cal. 12'''-120, rhodium-plated, fausses côtes decoration, 18 jewels, straight- line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.

CHF 7,000 - 9,000

HKD 56,000 - 72,000 / USD 7,300 - 9,400

Sold: CHF 31,250

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.31 mm. THICKNESS 9 mm. Purchased new by the father of the consignor at the PATEK PHILIPPE store in Geneva in 1945, this REF. 96 was worn on rare occasions only. Our research indicates that although the beautiful pink gold GAY FRERES bracelet is not mentioned in the Patek Philippe archives, there is no doubt that it was purchased shortly after. Maintained in impeccable condition with a CRISP HALLMARK to the side of the case as well as its original pink dial, the fact that the original certificate and box also come with the watch attests to the overall quality of conservation of this beautiful CALATRAVA. Property of the Original Swiss Family