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Important Watches, Collector's Wristw...

Noga Hilton, Geneva, June 14, 2003

LOT 378

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 868228, case No. 674140, Ref. 1518, 1st series, made in 1951, sold on July 13, 1953. Production of this reference started in 1941. Very fine and very rare, astronomic, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wrist-watch with perpetual calendar, moon phases, square button chronograph, register, tachometer and an 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the "Extrait des Registres".

C. three-body, solid, polished and brushed, concave bezel and lugs. D. matte silver with applied yellow gold Arabic numerals, auxiliary second- and 30-minute register dials, graduation for the days of the month, outer tachometer graduation, concentric, the 1/5th second scale, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. "Feuille" yellow gold hands.M. Cal. 13''', rhodium-plated, "fausses côtes" decoration, 23 jewels, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, 8 adjustments, Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 35 mm.

C. three-body, solid, polished and brushed, concave bezel and lugs.
D. matte silver with applied yellow gold Arabic numerals, auxiliary second- and 30-minute register dials, graduation for the days of the month, outer tachometer graduation, concentric, the 1/5th second scale, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. "Feuille" yellow gold hands.

CHF 200,000 - 250,000

EUR 134,000 - 168,000 / USD 155,000 - 195,000

Sold: CHF 245,500


Grading System
Grade: Logo grading

Exceptional

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2

Very good

Dial: 2 - 01

Notes

Ref. 1518 Produced in 281 examples from 1941 to 1954, in yellow and pink gold, and only three examples known to date in stainless steel. - First series with applied gold Arabic numerals from 1941 to 1954. - Second series presented at the Basel Fair in 1942 with enameled hour indexes, the 12 in applied gold Arabic numerals. - Third series with applied gold indexes, the 12 in applied gold Arabic numerals. - Fourth series with applied gold "Bâton" indexes. Similar watches are published in "Patek Philippe Wristwatches", 1998 , by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, p. 303 and in "Collecting Patek Philippe Watches" by M. and O. Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore, Genova, 2000, pp. 21, 47, 292, 293, 294 and 295.