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Patek Philippe
A RARE 18K YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH REF 2591 MVT 786989 CASE 427597 MADE IN 1961
• cal. 23-300 manual winding nickel lever movement stamped with the Seal of Geneva, 18 jewels • champagne dial with gold applied baton indexes and hands • scooped bezel, polished and brushed case, snap-on case back • case, dial and movement signed • with an 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
diameter 34 mm thickness 8.5 mm
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 ACCOMPANIED BY AN EXTRACT FROM THE ARCHIVES CONFIRMING SALE ON NOVEMBER 30TH 1961.

Catalogue Note

Georges Simenon was a Belgium writer, born in Liège on February 13, 1903. His first novel under his own name was “The Case of Peter the Lett” (1931), in which he introduced one of the best-known characters in detective fiction, the Parisian police detective “Inspector Maigret”. Georges Simenon was one of the most prolific and widely published authors of the 20th century. About 550 million copies of his works have been printed. In 1966, he was given the Mystery Writers of America's highest honour, the Grand Master Award, which is given each year to honour the pinnacle of achievement in the career of mystery writing. Simenon popular Maigret novels as well as his more serious works came to be admired by distinguished French critics. Nobel laureate André Gide called him "perhaps the greatest and most genuine novelist of today's French literature." Georges Simenon died in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 1989.

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