Patek Philippe. A fine and rare stainless steel Calatrava wristwatch with presentation inscriptionRef: 96, Case no. 639854, Movement no. 929561, circa 1945
Lot 168
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare stainless steel Calatrava wristwatch with presentation inscriptionRef: 96, Case no. 639854, Movement no. 929561, circa 1945
Sold for US$ 13,420 inc. premium
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Lot Details
Patek Philippe. A fine and rare stainless steel Calatrava wristwatch with presentation inscription
Ref: 96, Case no. 639854, Movement no. 929561, circa 1945
Cal. 12"' – 120 movement with bimetallic balance, overcoiled spring and micrometer regulator, circular silvered dial with polished hands and baton numerals, subsidiary seconds, within a conforming brushed and polished case by François Baumgartner, case, dial and movement signed. 30 mm diam.

Footnotes

  • The watch is engraved:

    Championnat Romand
    Cycl milit
    Prix offert par
    Les Productions W. Disney
    Genève 1947

    The present lot was given to Désiré Keteleer winner of the 1st Tour de Romandie in 1947.

    The Tour de Romandie, was founded that year to celebrate the 50th anniversary founding of the first Swiss cycling club. It is a stage race inspired by the famous Tour de France and Giro. That year, the Swiss Military organized the race and the sponsor of the event was The Walt Disney Company.

    Reference 96 is the most well known Patek reference and it is considered its most classic design, the present lot is a rare version in steel, in excellent condition, and the fact that it has multiple provenance sport, military and Hollywood, most probably unique.
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