Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 25, 2021

LOT 123

Ref. 130, chronograph, minute counter, silver dial; stainless steel

HKD 740,000 - 1,107,600

USD 95,200 - 142,800 / CHF 88,500 - 132,720

Stainless steel, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, with snap-on case-back, concave bezel, yellow gold crown, silver colour dial with applied suspended Roman yellow gold numerals, radial indexes, subsidiary seconds at 9 and two horological complications:
  • 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the two rectangular-shaped push-pieces) with tachometric scale graduated for 1 000 metres
  • Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)

Movement 13-130, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, index regulator with swan-neck spring and micrometric screw, eight adjustments, “Poinçon de Genève” (Geneva Quality Hallmark or Geneva seal).

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-40


Slightly repolished

Movement: 3-64*



Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-50-02



HANDS Service hands

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Reference 130

Year Circa 1942

Movement No. 862 656

Case No. 505 799 / 31

Bracelet stainless steel bracelet with clasp (by Bambi, Japan)

Caliber 13-130, eight adjustments

Dimensions 41.4 x 32.9 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives, Patek Philippe repair invoice (dated November 19, 2010)


The Extract from the Archives, dated October 22, 2010, mentioned that this watch was made in 1941 and sold on November 21, 1941.


Patek Philippe, Reference 130
This reference is launched in 1934 and remained in production until circa 1960.
The watch is fitted with the Cal. 13-130.
The majority in yellow gold, more rarely in pink gold, even more rarely in white gold; few examples in stainless steel are known to-date of which only six examples with a gold bezel.
  • Huber, Martin, & Banbery, Alan, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, 1998, pp. 262-264 and 269.