Only Online Auction

Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 103

Patek Philippe
Ref. 1491, scroll lugs; so-called “Ram’s Horns”; 18K yellow gold

CHF 9,800 - 13,000

EUR 9,000 - 12,000 / USD 10,800 - 14,400 / HKD 84,000 - 112,000

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, round-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, with scroll lugs, snap-on case-back, silver dial with applied radial 18K yellow gold indexes and subsidiary seconds at 6.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-50-01



HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Reference 1491

Year circa 1950-1955

Movement No. 968 373

Case No. 664 078 (by C. Markowski, Geneva)

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe bracelet with clasp (by Gay Frères, Geneva, dated 3 / 51)

Diameter 33.9 mm.

Caliber 12-400, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions

Dimensions Length 185 mm. (approx.)

Height 43.1 mm.

Width 33.9 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement


Patek Philippe, Reference 1491

This reference is launched in 1940

This round-shaped watch is fitted with the Cal. 12-400. From 1943, the watch is also fitted with the Cal. 12-120 SC, centre-seconds.

The watch is so-called “Ram’s Horns” by collectors.


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