The Private Collection of Theodor Beyer

Hotel Baur Au Lac, Zurich, Nov 16, 2003

LOT 129

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 861738, case No. 645198, Ref. 1491, manufactured in 1948. Production of this reference started in 1940. Fine, indirect center seconds, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch. Accompanied by an 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle and the Extract from the Archives.

CHF 16,000 - 20,000

EUR 10,400 - 13,000 / USD 11,800 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 25,300

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, scroll-lugs, lapidated bezel. D. Matte silver with applied yellow gold "baton" quarters and Arabic hours. Yellow gold "Dauphine" hands. M. Rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 20 jewels, straight line lever escapement, early indirect center-seconds, monometallic balance adjusted for heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, shockabsorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 34 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Ref. 1491. From 1943, this reference was produced with center-seconds.Similar watches are published in "Collecting Patek Philippe Watches" by M. and O. Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore, Genova, 2000, pp. 45-46-107-110.