18k, tonneau nickel lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, 18 jewels, micrometer regulator, silvered matte dial, applied dot and baton indexes, subsidiary seconds, rectangular case with banded ends, hooded lugs, snap back, case, dial and movement signed.
Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch in 1944 and its subsequent sale on July 29 of that year.
Production of the Ref. 1450 began in 1940. This model is often referred to as the 'Top Hat'. A similar example is illustrated in Huber & Banbery, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, Vol.2, Second Edition, p. 137, pls. 195-196.
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