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Hotel Richemond, Geneva, April 13, 2002

LOT 591

Property of a Japanese collector Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 963266, case No. 657226, Ref. 1526, 2nd series. Produced in 210 examples from 1941 to 1952. Very fine and rare astronomic 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, small Arabic numerals and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by a fitted box and the Extract from the Archives.

C. three-body, solid, polished, concave bezel. D. matte silver with applied gold dot indexes and small Arabic numerals, auxiliary graduation for the days of the month, concentric, the second scale, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. “Feuille” yellow gold hands. M. Cal. 12'''-120 QP, rhodium-plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 18 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case, and movement signed. Diam. 34 mm.

C. three-body, solid, polished, concave bezel.
D. matte silver with applied gold dot indexes and small Arabic numerals, auxiliary graduation for the days of the month, concentric, the second scale, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. “Feuille” yellow gold hands.

CHF 120,000 - 140,000

EUR 82,000 - 96,000 / USD 71,000 - 83,000

Sold: CHF 1,477,500


Grading System
Grade: Logo grading

Exceptional

Case: 3-23

Good

Later

Movement: 3

Good

Dial: 3-5-01

Good

Poor

HANDS Original


Notes

A similar watch is published in "Patek Philippe Wristwatches", by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, 1998, p. 282. Ref. 1526 This watch was produced with the caliber 12'''-120 QP, the majority of examples in yellow gold, more rarely in pink gold, and only one example in stainless steel is known to date. - First series with indirect center-seconds produced in a very few examples. - Second series with concentric auxiliary dials for the seconds and the days of the month. One of these watches was sold by Antiquorum Geneva, in the Thematic Auction “The Art of Patek Philippe” on April 9, 1989, lot 203. The dials for this reference, second series, are known to date with three different designs: - the seconds division scale on the outside of the auxiliary date dial, quite rare - the seconds division on the inside of the auxiliary dial - the seconds division only on the bottom portion of the auxiliary dial, below the moon phase aperture. The applied gold upright Arabic numbers are of two kinds: - the larger type, more common - the smaller type, as in the present lot, much rarer.