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Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Oct 21, 1995

LOT 625

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 863473, case No. 636428, Ref. 1518, lst series, circa 1945. Produced in 281 examples from 1941 to 1954 in yellow and pink gold of which two known to date in stainless steel. Extremely fine and rare astronomic, 18ct gold gentleman's wristwatch with square button chronograph, register, tachometer, perpetual calendar and moon phases.

CHF 100,000 - 120,000

C. massive, polished. D. mat silver with applied gold Arabic numerals + auxiliary seconds and 30 minutes register dials, outer tachometer graduation, graduation for the days of the month, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the lunations. "Feuille" gold hands. M . 13 "' Q rhodiumed, "fausses côtes" decoration, 2 3 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted to 8 positions, Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. In excellent condition. Diam. 34 mm.

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Ref. 1518: - First series with gold applied Arabic numerals from 1941. - Second series presented at the Basle Fair in 1942 with enamelled hour indexes, the 12 in gold applied Arabie numerals. - Third series with gold applied indexes, the 12 in gold applied Arabic numerals. - Fourth series with gold applied "Bâton" indexes. A similar watch is published in "Collezionare Orologi Patek Philippe" by M. and 0. Patrizzi, page 247.