Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 543

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 130 STEEL Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, movement No. 867181, case No. 630159. Ref. 130. Made circa 1948. Very fine and rare, "Staybrite" stainless steel wristwatch with square button chronograph, register, tachometer and a stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the extract from the archives and a Patek Philippe service invoice dated 2003 in the amount of Euro 6'611.

CHF 60,000 - 80,000

HKD 480,000 - 650,000 / USD 61,000 - 81,000

Sold: CHF 155,000

Three-body, polished and brushed, concave lugs, snap-on case back. Silver with applied steel Roman numerals and baton indexes, outer minute and 1/5th second track, subsidiary dials for the seconds and 30-minute register, outermost tachometer scale. Steel gold baton hands. Cal. 13''', rhodium-plated, stamped twice with the Geneva Quality Seal, fausses cotes decoration, 23 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance with 8 adjustments, self-compensating steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

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Grading System
Case: 2-6

Very good

Slightly oxidized

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 33 mm. THICKNESS 11 mm. Consigned by the son of the original owner, this fresh to the market REFERENCE 130 has remained in the same family since its original purchase. Last overhauled by PATEK PHILIPPE in 2003, the watch has remained unused since. The case and the lugs still show great THICKNESS (steel versions originally had thicker lugs to start off with), the dial has remained in excellent condition still showing nicely raised enamel to the writing as well as to the tracks, a truly beautiful example of a reference 130. Property of the Original French Family