Importantes Montres de Collection

Geneva, May 15, 2011

LOT 567

Patek Philippe - Ref. 130 ? Steel. Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, movement No. 862801, case No. 505824. Ref. 130. Made in 1941 and sold on March 3rd, 1943. Very fine and rare, ?Staybrite? stainless steel wristwatch with square button chronograph, register, tachometer and a stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

CHF 150,000 - 200,000

USD 165,000 - 220,000 / EUR 115,000 - 150,000

Sold: CHF 170,500

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, concave lugs, snap-on case back. D. Pink gold with applied pink gold Arabic numerals and baton indexes, outer minute and 1/5th second track, subsidiary dials for the seconds and 30-minute register, outermost tachometer scale. Pink gold baton hands. M. Cal. 13''', rhodium-plated, stamped twice with the Geneva Quality Seal, fausses cotes decoration, 23 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance with 8 adjustments, self-compensating steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 33 mm. Thickness 11 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


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-read dial, encircled by a slender, concave bezel which gives the dial an even greater luminosity. It is very rare to find a chronograph with a single button. 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 singlebutton chronograph with Ref. 130, which features an experimental 12??? movement. Reference 130 was made with either Breguet numerals, Roman, Arabic, or mixed numeral