Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 365

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

EUR 50,000 - 80,000

USD 60,000 - 95,000 / HKD 462,000 - 740,000

Sold: EUR 104,000

Stainless steel, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, with snap-on case-back, concave bezel, silver colour dial with applied suspended Roman numerals and 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.


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-22

Very good

Later original

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-50-02

Very good

Refreshed

HANDS Service hands

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Reference 130

Year circa 1940

Movement No. 862 457

Case No. 653 993

Bracelet black leather PP strap; stainless steel PP buckle

Caliber 13-130, eight adjustments

Dimensions 41.4 x 32.9 mm

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives

Notes

The Extract from the Archives, dated July 23, 2009, mentioned that this watch was made in 1940 and sold on October 15, 1940, and that “The original case was replaced by the case bearing the number 653.993 during a servicing in our workshops in 1970”.

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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.
 
Bibliography
 
• Huber, Martin, & Banbery, Alan, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, 1998, pp. 262-264 and 269.

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