Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Hong Kong, Nov 25, 2023

LOT 272


HKD 380,000 - 600,000

USD 48,600 - 77,000 / CHF 43,600 - 69,000 / EUR 45,300 - 72,000

Sold: HKD 487,500

A very fine and very rare, 18k pink gold, manual wind chronograph with square button chronograph, pink dial with 2 registers and scales.

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe

Model Chronograph

Reference 533

Year circa 1946

Movement No. 863916

Case No. 646284

Bracelet leather strap with Patek Philippe 18K pink gold buckle

Diameter 33mm.

Caliber 13”

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives dated 2021


The Patek Philippe Ref 533 holds a special place in the hearts of Patek Philippe enthusiasts. Unveiled in 1937, this timepiece exemplifies the brand’s dedication to elegance and craftsmanship. With its Calatrava case and flat bezel, it is often regarded as the quintessential 1950s chronograph. The Reference 130 shares the same movement but with its concave bezel.

This particular Ref 533, produced in 1946 according to the Patek Philippe archive, is exceptionally rare. It features a pink gold case and a captivating pink dial, possibly made for the South American market. It remains in excellent condition, with a well-preserved case, deep hallmarks, and a beautiful pink dial.