Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

New York, Dec 09, 2009

LOT 110

Ref. 1436 Yellow Gold Split-Seconds Chronograph Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, retailed by Tiffany & Co., No. 868980, case No. 2603337, Ref. 1436. Made in 1959, sold July 1st, 1960. Extremely fine and rare, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with square button, co-axial split-seconds chronograph, 30-minute register, tachometer, telemeter and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the Extract from the Archives.

USD 200,000 - 250,000

CHF 200,000 - 250,000 / EUR 135,000 - 170,000

C. Three-body, solid, polished, concave bezel and lugs, start/stop push-button at 2, return to zero at 4, pushing the winding crown controls the split-seconds function. D. Satine silver with applied yellow gold Breguet numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds and 30-minute register, outer tachometer graduation and 1/5th seconds track with 5-minute/seconds Arabic markers, concentric telemeter graduation. Yellow gold feuille hands. M. Cal. 13-130, stamped with the Seal of Geneva quality mark, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 25 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 8 positions, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 33 mm. Thickness 12 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-18-01



HANDS Original


Ref 1436 Split-seconds chronograph wristwatches were "the must" of Patek Philippe technology and after 1938 were generally cased with this Reference. The majority are in yellow gold. Rarely, they are in pink gold, and only four stainless steel examples are known, two of which were sold by Antiquorum: - Geneva, April 10, 1994, lot 431. - Geneva, April 23 1995, lot 457.In the mid-1950's some were produced with a coaxial button on the winding-crown for the split-seconds functions (stop and reunite). Production of this reference ceased in 1971.