Patek Philippe stainless steel rectangular watch ref. 1485A
Originally released in 1940, the ref. 1485 is one of the most unusual steel Patek Philippe watches from the company’s 1940s production. Made only in stainless steel, by the casemaker Taubert, these watches use a novel system that was patented in Switzerland. The two-part case is secured by three sliding strips that connect the main case components together in a near lock tight manner. The Swiss patent mark ‘Brevet +’ can be seen on the inside of the case, as well as a ‘+’ on each of the three steel securing strips. Approximately 200 were made and fewer than 20 have surfaced to date.