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The stunning three tone dial of the present watch is divided into four parts: the minute track at the edge of the dial is set in one silvered tone matching that of the dial's center. Next, the chapter ring is satin silver finished. Finally, a mirrored ring divides the center of the dial from the chapter ring.
The present example is one of only six Ref. 570 watches in stainless steel with Breguet numerals and a three-tone dial. Interestingly, a study of these documented pieces demonstrates that each dial bears slight variances, making each piece unique. The size of the Breguet numerals, the width of the stripes and the detail of the central ring differ between each piece.
Patek Philippe confirms that the present case of this watch, bearing movement number 647707, replaced an earlier case during a factory service in 1967. This work performed and documented by Patek Philippe in the post-war period adds to this watch's rarity and historical importance. The case bears the attractive long signature 'Patek, Philippe & Co.' that reflects the signatures on the dial and movement.
A similar example is illustrated in John Goldberger, Patek Philippe Steel Watches, 2010, p. 108 - 109.
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