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Geneva, Oct 14, 2007

LOT 374

Ref. 570, Yellow Gold "Seconds Track? Patek Philippe, Genève, "Calatrava", No. 704273, case No. 307187, Ref. 570. Made in 1955, sold on December 7th, 1955. Very fine and rare, large center-seconds, 18K yellow gold wristwatch. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

CHF 23,000 - 28,000

EUR 14,000 - 17,000 / USD 20,000 - 23,000

C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, flat bezel, concave lugs. D. Matte silver with applied yellow gold faceted bâton markers, outer minutes and 1/5th seconds scale. Yellow gold "dauphine" hands. M. Cal. 27-SC, stamped twice with the Seal of Geneva Quality Mark, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, ?swan-neck? micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 35 mm. Thickness 10 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-15-01


Slightly rusted

HANDS Original


Ref. 570
Production of this reference started in 1938. The present watch is rare because of its outer seconds track, and is a highly desirable variation of the Ref. 570.