2245
2245

PROPERTY FROM AN INTERNATIONAL COLLECTOR

Patek Philippe
REFERENCE 844 A FINE AND RARE YELLOW GOLD OPENFACE MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR WATCH WITH AMERICAN CALENDAR DISPLAY AND MOON PHASES, RETAILED BY CHRONOMETER BEYER, ZURICH, MADE IN 1977
Estimate
950,0001,400,000
JUMP TO LOT
2245

PROPERTY FROM AN INTERNATIONAL COLLECTOR

Patek Philippe
REFERENCE 844 A FINE AND RARE YELLOW GOLD OPENFACE MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR WATCH WITH AMERICAN CALENDAR DISPLAY AND MOON PHASES, RETAILED BY CHRONOMETER BEYER, ZURICH, MADE IN 1977
Estimate
950,0001,400,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Patek Philippe
REFERENCE 844 A FINE AND RARE YELLOW GOLD OPENFACE MINUTE REPEATING PERPETUAL CALENDAR WATCH WITH AMERICAN CALENDAR DISPLAY AND MOON PHASES, RETAILED BY CHRONOMETER BEYER, ZURICH, MADE IN 1977
Dial: silvered
Calibre: cal. 17''' mechanical, 29 jewels
Movement number: 861'091
Case: 18k yellow gold, snap on back
Case number: 317'099
Size: 51 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe presentation box. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1977 and its subsequent sale on 7 August 1981
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Literature

For a similar example of reference 844, please see Patek Philippe Museum, Patek Philippe Watches, Volume 2, page 387.

Catalogue Note

The reference 844 has considerable popularity, not only amongst pocket watch collectors but also wristwatch collectors. The case of the reference 844 was made by Gerlach, who was the same case maker as the reference 3448. One can identify the very crisp case lines that are very reminiscent of the perpetual calendar automatic wristwatch. Introduced in 1965 and was available for the next 40 years, it is estimated that there was as little as only 80 pieces made.

Purchased at Chronometer Beyer, the present watch is a splendid example of a reference 844, the case is very crisp with very sharp and well defined case lines. The digital or American calendar display have increased the popularity of this reference. The present example is furthermore fresh to the market.

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