Patek Philippe. A unique and historically important 18ct gold open face centre seconds pocket watch especially made for Capt. H.H.Shufeldt USN (Ret.) and used by John Larsen Chief Navigator, as the master time piece in the worlds first polar orbital flight, made by the jet 707 Operation Polecat 14th-17th November, 1965. Together with original Bulletin De Marche and with specially made Patek Philippe fitted presentation box
Ref: 813, Case No.2601312, Movement No.880803, Sold August 27th 1959
19-jewel nickel finished movement jewelled to the centre and adjusted to heat, cold, isochronsim and 5 positions, lever escapement, cut and compensated balance, swan neck micro-regulation, silvered dial with applied gold Breguet numerals, dial signed Patek Philippe Geneve, Specially Made for Capt.H.H.Shufeldt. the black centre second hand and outer seconds graduation, polished case with snap on bezel, plain cuvette and hinged cover, together with the original Bulletin De Marche, Extract from Archives and a specially made Patek Philippe leather covered box protective box, case, dial and movement signed 45mm.