Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 95

Patek Philippe 
Ref. 1578, large centre-seconds, “Pink Salmon” dial; so-called “Spider lugs”; 18K pink gold

EUR 6,000 - 8,000

USD 7,200 - 9,500 / HKD 56,000 - 74,000

Sold: EUR 9,100

18K pink gold, manual-winding, round-shaped, large gentleman’s wristwatch, snap-on case-back, flat inclined bezel, faceted downturn lugs, so-called “Spider lugs”, “Pink Salmon” colour dial, with centre-seconds.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-7-8-01



Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe, Geneva

Model so-called “Spider lugs”

Reference 1578

Year circa 1955

Movement No. 864 983

Case No. 647 788 (by A. Wenger, Geneva)

Bracelet black leather strap

Buckle gilded metal buckle

Diameter 35 mm

Caliber 27 SC

Signature dial, case and movement


Patek Philippe, Ref. 1578
This reference is launched in 1943 and remained in production until the mid-1960s.
This round-shaped watch (Ø 35 mm.) is fitted with the several manual-winding calibres.
With subsidiary seconds at 6:
·       1st series, from 1943 to 1952, with Cal. 12-120;
·       2nd series, from 1941 to 1961, with Cal. 12-400;
·       3rd series, from 1959 to c.1965, wiuth Cal. 27-400 AM.
With centre-seconds:
·       1st series, from 1943 to 1950, with Cal. 12 SC (indirect centre-seconds);
·       2nd series, from 1949 to c.1962, with Cal. 27 SC (indirect centre-seconds).
The majority in yellow gold, more rarely in pink gold.
*a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price with buyer's premium, plus 150€ for termination of temporary export, at buyer's expense, only if it is delivered within the EU