Patek Philippe 605HU with Certificat d'origine, box and user manual
This legendary Patek Philippe 605HU (heures universelles) is born in 1946 and sold in 1948, as confirmed by the extrait des archives from Patek Philippe. Not only that this example is in superb condition but the more it is the only one that still retains its original box, certificat d'origine and the original user manual in french (with a translation into english, as on the photo).
When you are taking a look at the case, you can see that it is preserved in perfect condition. Retaining a lovely oxidation, strong bezel and sharp case proportions overall, this is a good proof that it certainly spent most of its lifetime in a showcase or drawer. And then there is that superbly preserved dial, completely gravé & émaillé finished. These dials were very complicated to be made, as not only the "Patek Philippe & Co, Genève" signature is completely engraved by hand and then baked in a special oven with enamel, but as well all the 41 cities on the outer ring and the 24 hour indication. These type of dials were made by Cadran Stern and took enormous skills and pure craftsmenship.
The combination of the excellent condition of the watch and the fact that it is the only one that still retains all the original accessories, makes this example a great addition for every high class collector.