Up for sale is a Unusual Patek Philippe (Ref. 4404/4) 18k White Gold, Onyx and Diamond set Dual Time Bracelet Watch, c. 1978. Signed rectangular 18k white gold case no. 2769878 measures 34 x 23mm with one crown on either side, case back secured by four screws . Signed rectangular onyx dial features two diamond-set subsidiary dials with black hands for two time zones. Watch features two signed caliber 13.5 mechanical jewelled lever movements, nos. 1242878 & 1242798. With integral 18k white gold Patek Philippe bracelet measuring 195mm end to end and a 18k white gold Patek Philippe jewelry clasp. In excellent condition. Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with onyx and diamond-set dials in 1978 and its subsequent sale on November 30th, 1987. Inventory #21936
The Caliber 13.5 is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery,1998, p. 36 pl. 45.
Reference 4404 was in production from 1976 – 1979. It is a wonderfully elegant and unusual example of a dual time wristwatch made even more appealing by the two dials which have been fully cast with diamonds and set against a black onyx dial. This watch would be an asset to any watch collector who may also appreciate travel and the ability to know to separate time zones for home and away, for example, by simply glancing at their wrist.