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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 11, 2012

LOT 78

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 651. STEEL DRESS WATCH, TWO-TONE DIAL Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 871612, case No. 641418, Ref. 651. Made in 1948, sold on July 17th, 1950. Fine and very rare, stainless steel, keyless dress watch with two-tone dial. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

C. Three-body, brushed, snap-on case back. D. Two-tone, brushed and polished silver with applied steel baton indexes and Arabic quarter-hour numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial. Steel feuille hands. M. Cal. 17-250, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 45.5 mm.

CHF 3,000 - 5,000

USD 3,200 - 5,300 / EUR 2,500 - 4,200

Sold: CHF 4,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-10-01

Very good

Patinated

HANDS Original


Notes

Stainless steel dress watches by Patek Philippe are very rare because most examples are made from precious metals. The present watch has a very beautiful two-tone dial in untouched condition, the design of which is in line with the best wristwatch dials of the period.