Lot 185
  • 185

Patek Philippe

10,000 - 15,000 CHF
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  • gold
  • diameter 34 mm thickness 8 mm
• cal. 12'''120 manual winding nickel lever jewelled movement, cut bi-metallic compensation balance • silvered dial, applied Arabic 12 dot and dagger indexes, subsidiary seconds • fine 18k yellow gold case, flame-form lugs, snap-on case back • case and dial signed, movement signed Patek Philippe & Co.


Please note that the movement has not been checked for timekeeping accuracy and Sotheby's will not be held responsible for any repairs should they be require. Movement is in working order while cataloguing. Dial is very lightly spotted but in good condition. Case with light scuffs from wear and very few small dents to the side. Overall in very good condition. Beautiful watch. **The strap of this wristwatch is made from an endangered species, please refer to important notices for further information.**
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

This rare watch made in 1948, which was the first year of this models production, is a perfect example of Patek Philippe’s Avant-Garde style in the early 1950’s. With its stepped flame-shaped lugs, this watch stood out from the more classical round and rectangular shapes of the period and was highly distinctive.
A similar example is ilustrated in Huber M. & Banbery A., Patek Philippe Wristwatches, second edition, p. 171.