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Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, May 13, 2007

LOT 685

Ref. 130, Yellow Gold Patek Philippe, Genève, No. 862432, case No. 621485, Ref. 130. Made in 1940, sold on August 31, 1940. Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold gentleman?s wristwatch with square-button chronograph, registers, tachometer and an 18K yellow gold buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

CHF 55,000 - 65,000

EUR 35,000 - 40,000 / USD 45,000 - 53,000

C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, downturned lugs. D. Matte silver with applied yellow gold dot indexes and Roman 6 and 12, outer black minute/seconds and 1/5th seconds divisions, outermost tachometer graduation, sunk subsidiary dials for the constant seconds and the 30-minute registers. Yellow gold ?baton? hands. M. Cal. 13???, rhodium-plated, 23 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to eight positions, self-compensating blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 33 mm. Thickness 10.6 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01


Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Ref. 130 Production of this reference started in 1934. It was made in stainless steel, yellow gold and pink gold; only three are known in white gold. It is one of the most desirable and sought-after sport watches ever created by the Patek Philippe firm. Sophisticated collectors appreciate this model?s perfect proportions, its large and clearly-readable dial, encircled by a slender, concave bezel which gives the dial an even greater luminosity. Reference 130 usually has one button at 2 o'clock and another at 4 o'clock. Only a very few examples were made with a single button on the crown. This reference was first used with Victorin Piguet ebauches, and later with Lemania ebauches. To date, one example is known of a single button chronograph with Ref. 130, that features an experimental 12??? movement. A similar watch is published in ?Collecting Patek Philippe Wristwatches? by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore Genova, 2005, vol. II, p. 49 to 59.