Important Watches, Collector's Wristw...

Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Oct 13, 2001

LOT 423

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, "World Time", No. 962790, case No. 655702, Ref. 1415 HU. Production of this reference started in 1939.Very fine and rare 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle.

CHF 100,000 - 130,000

USD 60,000 - 80,000

Sold: CHF 124,500

C. three-body, solid, polished and brushed, hand-engraved revolving reeded bezel bearing the names of 41 towns in the world, teardrop lugs. D. matte silver with applied yellow gold indexes and Roman numerals, surrounded by a revolving dial in 24 hours for the nocturnal and diurnal hours. Yellow gold "fancy" hands. M. 12 '''-120 HU, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted for heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, self-compensatingreguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 31 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2 - 5 - 01


What is a "World Time" ?A "World Time" wristwatch displays the names of major cities throughout the world. The watch contains a 24 hour ring on the dial, which can be set to show the time of any of the world's cities.A similar watch is published in "Patek Philippe Wristwatches", by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, 1998 Edition,pp. 243 and 245.