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Patek Philippe launched the first watch with a perpetual calendar and automatic movement in 1962, giving it the Reference number 3448. The design of the white gold case compliments the annual calendar Ref. 5396 G in white gold, introduced in 2010. Image Auktionen Dr. Crott/Patek Philippe.
Double chronograph with hand winding mechanism (Rattrapante chronograph) Ref. 1563 with waterproof case (caliber 13″‘ Chrono Rattrapante, 25 jewels, movement no. 863,791, case no. 630,551). This watch was put up for auction on June 20, 1999 at Antiquorum in New York and sold for $673,500. Four years later it re-emerged on May 13, 2002, at Phillips in Geneva and sold for CHF. 2,533,500. Image Phillips.
World time watch Ref. 2523 HU (Heures Universelles) with yellow gold case and two crowns (caliber 12″‘ -400, movement no. 722,706, case no. 306,205). One such model was auctioned on April 2, 2006 at Antiquorum in Geneva for CHF 2,250,500 (movement no. 722,708, case no. 306,210). Image Antiquorum Geneva.
The men’s wristwatch Ref. 96 shown here was launched at the end of 1934 (officially 1935). This was the first “Calatrava,” with the manufacturer’s own manual caliber 12″‘ -120. The version at the top, with pink gold case and black dial, was made in the production year 1942 (movement no. 922,367, case no. 997,660). The Reference ID was omitted on the inside back. The yellow gold model was made in 1951. Stamped on the inside back is the Reference no. 96 (movement no. 968,921 case no. 303,990).