Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Nov 12, 2017

LOT 598

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 530, RETAILED BY ASTRUA, YELLOW GOLD A very fine and extremely rare, oversize, manual wind 18k yellow gold chronograph wristwatch.

CHF 150,000 - 250,000

HKD 1,200,000 - 2,000,000 / USD 150,000 - 250,000

Sold: CHF 305,000

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Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-8-01


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Calatrava

Reference Ref. 530

Year 1938, sold in 1939

Bracelet Leather strap

Numbers Movement N. 862'145, Case N. 506'218

Caliber 13'''

Dimensions 36.5 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement.

Accessories Fitted box, extract from the archives


Known as one of the most elusive chronographs, the reference 530 has always attracted collectors due to its impressive presence of 36.5 mm. Launched in 1937, this example is one of the first manufactured as it was manufactured in 1938. Inherited over 30 years ago by a Swiss family, it has been kept since that time unused in the safe. Its excellent condition is reflected by the two crisp hallmarks on the side of the case and its thick and imposing lugs. With its movement number indicating one of the earliest serials known in the 530 family and retailed by Astrua and never offered on the auction market, a perfect combination for the Patek Philippe collector.