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PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Patek Philippe
REF 1578 GM A YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH COMMISSIONED FOR GENERAL MOTORS - GENERAL MOTORS OVERSEAS MADE IN 1962
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 USD
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PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Patek Philippe
REF 1578 GM A YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH COMMISSIONED FOR GENERAL MOTORS - GENERAL MOTORS OVERSEAS MADE IN 1962
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 21,250 USD
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Patek Philippe
REF 1578 GM A YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH COMMISSIONED FOR GENERAL MOTORS - GENERAL MOTORS OVERSEAS MADE IN 1962
Dial: black
Caliber: cal. 27-AM manual winding movement, 18 jewels
Movement number: 731746
Case: 18k pink gold, spider lugs, personally inscribed snap on case back
Case number: 2625772
Size: diameter 35 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the date of sale on July 26, 1962
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Catalogue Note

The present lot was especially commissioned by General Motors, General Motors Overseas Operations. It is not uncommon that one's meritorious service would be rewarded and celebrated with the gift of a fine timepiece, but to be given a Patek Philippe must have been a resoundingly joyous occasion! To the best of our knowledge, in the mid 1950's GMOO began commissioning a special timepiece to be given to their top executives upon their retirement. The firm assigned an additional text to the standard reference number, 1578GM

The reference itself is quite modern for its time, with a larger diameter and highly attractive spider lugs to the case made by Wenger. Black dials, as on the present lot, were especially rare and offered for the series made for General Motors. To the best of our knowledge, just over 100 pieces were manufactured with special inscriptions to GMOO executives. The present lot was cherished by the owner, and we are pleased to offer it on behalf of the family of this original owner. 

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