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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 27, 2019

LOT 388

PATEK PHILIPPE REF. 504, ART DECO, TWO-TONE; 18K PINK AND WHITE GOLD

18K pink and white gold, manual-winding, Art Deco, two-tone, horizontal rectangular-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, with snap-on case-back, striped hooded lugs, lapidated glass and silver dial. Case-back and clasp engraved in taille-douce (fine cut) with the cypher “W F C”.

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference 504

Year Circa 1938

Movement No. 832 676

Calibre  9-90, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, Geneva Quality Hall Mark

Case No. 618 414

Bracelet Contemporary 14K pink and white gold bracelet with patented deployant clasp (by “C+B)

Dimensions 35.3 x 25.6 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

Accessories Extract from the archivies

HKD 260,000 - 340,000

CHF 32,900 - 43,850 / USD 33,100 - 44,150

Sold: HKD 275,000


Grading System
Grade: Exceptional
Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-50-01

Good

Refreshed

HANDS Original


Notes

The Extract from the Archives, dated January 6, 2010, mentioned that this watch was sold on October 5, 1939. Patek Philippe, Reference 504 This reference is launched in 1932. This horizontal rectangular-shaped watch is fitted with 10’’’ tonneau-shaped calibre and the Cal. 9-90. The watch is two-tone, pink gold and white gold. Only twelve examples were produced: • Five examples were made in 1932, fitted with the   10’’’ tonneau-shaped calibre, bearing the serial movement numbers 826 574 to 826 579. • Five other examples were made in 1938, fitted with the same calibre, bearing the movement numbers 826 580 to 826 585. • Two last examples were made in 1938, fitted with the Cal. 9-90, bearing the movement numbers 832 676 (case No. 618 414) and 832   677 (case No. 618 415); this latter was presented by Antiquorum, Geneva, auction, April 9, 1989, The Art of Patek Philippe, lot 56. Bibliography • Huber, Martin, & Banbery, Alan, Patek Philippe Wristwatches, 1998, p. 161, ill. 246 a (colour photo).