Important Watches, Collector's Wristw...

Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Oct 13, 2001

LOT 775

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, "Calatrava", No. 921762, case No. 297433, Ref. 96, retailed by Eberhard, Milan. Made in 1942, sold on April 24, 1942.Very fine and probably unique 18K yellow gold and enamel dial gentleman's wristwatch with 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

CHF 40,000 - 60,000

USD 24,000 - 36,000

Sold: CHF 333,500

C. three-body, solid, polished and brushed, flat bezel, concave lugs.D. white enamel with painted Breguet numerals, auxiliary seconds dial. "Spade" blued steel hands. M. Cal. 12 '''-120, stamped with the Geneva Quality Hallmark, rhodium-plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted for heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 30 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01


Production of this reference started in 1932. This is the only one known to date with the original enamel dial.Similar watches are published in "Patek Philippe Genève, Wristwatches", by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, pp. 173-174.