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Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

LOT 606

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 863540, case No. 640999, Ref. 130, made in 1944, sold on December 10, 1945. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives. Very fine and extremely rare 18K white gold gentleman's wristwatch with square button chronograph, register and tachometer and an 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by original fitted box. Accompanied by the Extract of the Archives.


EUR 0 - 0 / USD 0 - 0

Sold: CHF 2,918,500

C. three-body, polished and brushed, concave lugs. D. two-tone matte silver with applied white gold Arabic numerals and bâton indexes, auxiliary seconds and 30-minute register dials, outer tachometer graduation. "Bâton" white gold hands. M. 13'''-130, rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 23 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, 8 adjustments, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 33 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, being made in stainless steel, yellow gold, pink gold and only three 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. Another white gold chronograph, Ref. 96, was sold by Antiquorum in October 1992, lot 599. A similar watch is published in "Collecting Patek Philippe Watches" by M. and O. Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore, Genova, 2000, p. 262.