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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1943
    Reference No: 660
    Movement No: 881'780
    Case No: 632'503
    Material: Stainless steel and pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 17-210, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 45mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by a pouch and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1943 and its subsequent sale on November 14th, 1945

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe has manufactured pocket watches for over a century, and since the beginning of the company’s history has created spectacular pieces.

    Fresh to the market, the present reference 660 is a rare open face pocket watch encased in steel with a thin outer pink gold bezel. The two-tone silvered dial features the prestigious “Serpico y Laino Caracas” signature above the subsidiary dial, and alternating applied Arabic numerals and baton hour markers.

    This watch was well preserved by the owner, and is accompanied by the Extract from the Archives and pouch.

  • Artist Biography

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 660
A fine and rare stainless steel and pink gold open face watch with two-tone silvered dial, retailed by Serpico y Laino

1943
45mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF10,000

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm