Lot 37
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Price Realised: USD 9375.00
Estimate : USD 8,000 - 12,000


CIRCA: 1942
BRACELET / STRAP MATERIAL: Black crocodile leather with Patek Philippe buckle in 18k gold
DIAL: Black
FUNCTIONS: Time only
CALIBER: 12'''120
ACCESSORIES: Extract from the Archives confirming manufacture date of 1942 and sale date of October 12, 1942 confirming the black dial.

Lot Notes

From a private collection

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The case is in good condition with scratches. The 9 o'clock side of the case has light nicks and dents. The case appears to be polished. The hallmark on the side of the case at 2 o'clock is visible and the hallmark on the side of the 7 o'clock lug is also visible. The dial appears to be refinished. The hands appear to be original. The crown appears to be a service replacement with the Calatrava cross on it. The movement is in working order at the time of cataloging, consistent with the age of the watch. The movement has not been tested for accuracy. A service is recommended given the age of the watch.

The condition of lots sold can vary widely due to factors such as age, previous damage, restoration, repair and wear and tear. The nature of the lots sold means that they will rarely be in perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.

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Collection Notice
Due to impending weather in the New York area, collection of property will not be available on Tuesday, March 14th from the Christie's Rockefeller Office.

Lot Essay

John's Pick
Patek Philippe introduced the reference 96 in 1932 and it was in production until circa 1973. This particular example falls in the second series of production. This model marked the earliest years of numbered referenced watches for Patek Philippe. The reference 96 came in many variations throughout its production, spanning over 40 years. This particular example is cased in yellow gold and features a highly-desirable black dial that is confirmed on the extract from the archives. With a 31mm case size, the reference 96 would be suitable for the modern wrist of a man or lady.

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