Lot 41
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Estimate : USD 10,000 - 15,000


CIRCA: 1944
CASE MATERIAL: Stainless steel and 18k gold
BRACELET / STRAP MATERIAL: Black calf leather with associated buckle
DIAL: Silvered and two-tone
FUNCTIONS: Time only
CALIBER: 12'''120
ACCESSORIES: Extract from the archives confirming manufacture date of 1944 and sale date of July 22, 1944.

Lot Notes

From a private collection

The condition of lots can vary widely and the nature of the lots sold means that they are unlikely to be in a perfect condition. Lots are sold in the condition they are in at the time of sale.

The case is in good condition with scratches. The case appears to be polished. The case shows signs of being opened around the edge. The side of the case at 9 o'clock has a pin hole. The case back has rub marks. The side of the 5 o'clock lug has three pin holes and a mark. The dial and hands appear to be original. The dial has scratches and has developed patina. The edge of the dial shows wear. The applied numerals have developed patina. 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 1503 in 1941 and it was in production until approximately 1944. It is estimated that about one third of all the cases for this reference were made two-tone, like the present example. These two-tone reference 1503 wristwatches feature stainless steel cases with gold "drop lugs," gold crown, and silvered dial with gold hour markers and hands. Inside the side of the case at 9 o'clock is stamped, "195," corresponding to the last three digits of the case number.

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