Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, May 13, 2018

LOT 327

PATEK PHILIPPE, REF. 539, "THE ARMADILLO", PINK GOLD A very fine and extremely rare, manual wind, center-seconds, 18k pink gold wristwatch with hooded lugs

CHF 17,000 - 27,000

HKD 136,000 - 216,000 / USD 17,000 - 27,000

Sold: CHF 30,000

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Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Patek Philippe

Reference Ref. 539

Year 1939

Numbers Case N. 296'148, Movement N. 829'258

Caliber 12-120 SC

Dimensions 30 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Extract from the archives


Made in 1939, this gorgeous case design is one of the greatest creations by Patek Philippe. One of the only seven pieces known in pink gold and often found with subsidiary seconds rather than centerseconds and with its matching pink gold two-tone dial as confirmed by the extract makes it the first ever piece of its kind to appear at auction.