PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE AND SPECIAL "BIRKS ELLIS" DOUBLE SIGNED STAINLESS STEEL MANUAL WIND WRISTWATCHRef: 96, Sold 20th August, 1935

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Lot 19
PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE AND SPECIAL "BIRKS ELLIS" DOUBLE SIGNED STAINLESS STEEL MANUAL WIND WRISTWATCH
Ref: 96, Sold 20th August, 1935

Sold for US$ 256,562 inc. premium

Fine Watches

13 Oct 2021, 11:00 EDT

New York

PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE AND SPECIAL "BIRKS ELLIS" DOUBLE SIGNED STAINLESS STEEL MANUAL WIND WRISTWATCH
Reference: 96
Date: Sold 20th August, 1935
Movement: 13-jewel manual wind, three heat and cold isochronism, adjusted to five positions, Seal of Geneva, snail cam regulator and bi metallic balance, signed Birks-Ellis Ltd, No.180746
Dial: Two tone silvered sector dial, black Arabic quarter numerals and black baton hour markers, black outer 1/5th second division track, black leaf hands, black centre seconds, signed "Birks Ellis"
Case: Polished tonneau form, snap on case back, No.611806
Strap/Bracelet: Brown leather
Buckle/Clasp: Buckle
Signed: Case, dial, and movement
Size: 30mm
Accompaniments: Extract from the Archives

Footnotes

  • In 1932, the year the Stern Family became the owner's of Patek Philippe, the ref. 96 was launched. With its timeless proportions that pay homage to the era's Bauhaus, Art Deco, and Modernism styles the watch remains as stylish today as when it was first designed. It is quintessentially 1930s and yet effortlessly contemporary.

    This particular model, with the beautiful two-tone sector aviator dial is exceptionally attractive. The fact that it is double signed by Birks-Ellis makes the watch rare beyond measure. Purchased in Canada in 1935, the watch has remained in the same family until today. It shows only very light signs of wear and is in impeccable condition considering its age. The dial's colors are rich and cases edges are crisp. This Patek is truly among the finest of its era.
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PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE AND SPECIAL "BIRKS ELLIS" DOUBLE SIGNED STAINLESS STEEL MANUAL WIND WRISTWATCHRef: 96, Sold 20th August, 1935
PATEK PHILIPPE. A RARE AND SPECIAL "BIRKS ELLIS" DOUBLE SIGNED STAINLESS STEEL MANUAL WIND WRISTWATCHRef: 96, Sold 20th August, 1935
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