PATEK PHILIPPE | REF 1450 'TOP HAT', RETAILED BY CARTIER: A YELLOW GOLD RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1950
REF 1450 'TOP HAT'
RETAILED BY CARTIER: A YELLOW GOLD RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH CIRCA 1950
Caliber: cal. 9-90 manual winding movement, 18 jewels
Movement number: 974957
Case: 18k yellow gold, personally monogrammed snap-on case back
Case number: 673386
Size: 37 mm length x 25 mm width
Signed: case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
Case in fair condition with surface wear, scuffing and scratches consistent with age. Previous polish in our view. Scratches to the case back. Case back personally monogrammed A.H.R. Bezel and lug bands with visible surface wear and scuffing. Left side case band center with a very small indentation. Some patina throughout. Light wear to the thick curved glazing. The associated coated buckle is not branded.
Dial in fair condition with surface wear and spots throughout. Light dust. Patina to the hands and applied markers.
The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
The watch is accompanied by a plain strap.
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