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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 15, 2016

LOT 178

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 1578 PINK GOLD Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 703788, case No. 683452, Ref. 1578. Sold on April 5th, 1955. Very fine, large, center seconds, 18K pink gold wristwatch with a later 18k pink gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the extract from the archives and a Beyer travel pouch.

Three-body, solid, polished, inclined bezel, lapidated lugs, snap-on case back. Matte silver with applied pink gold baton indexes, outer dot minute divisions. Pink gold dauphine hands. Cal. 27SC, stamped with the seal of Geneva Quality Mark, rhodium-plated, fausses côtes decoration, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.

CHF 7,000 - 12,000

HKD 56,000 - 96,000 / USD 7,300 - 12,500

Sold: CHF 10,000

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-17-01

Very good

Slightly spotted

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 35 mm. THICKNESS 11 mm.