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Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, April 02, 2000

LOT 390

Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 867522,case No. 653819, Ref. 1518, first series, made in 1948, sold on December 5, 1950.Very fine and extremely rare, astronomic, 18K pink gold gentleman’s wristwatch with square button chronograph, register and tachometer, perpetual calendar and moon phases, with 18K pink gold linked bracelet.

C. Three-body, solid, polished, concave bezel.D. matte silver with applied pink gold Arabic numerals and round indexes, auxiliary seconds and 30 minutes register dials, graduation for the days of the month, outer tachometer graduation, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. “Feuille” pink gold hands. M. Cal. 13’’’ -130 QP, rhodium plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 23 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance,8 adjustments, Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 35 mm.Accompanied by Extract from the Archives.

C. Three-body, solid, polished, concave bezel.
D. matte silver with applied pink gold Arabic numerals and round indexes, auxiliary seconds and 30 minutes register dials, graduation for the days of the month, outer tachometer graduation, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. “Feuille” pink gold hands.
M. Cal. 13’’’ -130 QP, rhodium plated, “fausses côtes” decoration, 23 jewels, lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance,8 adjustments, Breguet balance-spring, micrometer regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 35 mm.Accompanied by Extract from the Archives.

CHF 250,000 - 300,000

Sold: CHF 311,500


Grading System
Grade: Logo grading

Exceptional

Case: 3

Good

Movement: * 3
Dial: 3 - 01

Notes

Ref. 1518Produced in 281 examples from 1941 to 1954, with the calibre 13’’’-130, the majority in yellow gold, rarely in pink gold, with only two examples known to date in stainless steel.- First series with applied gold Arabic numerals from 1941. A similar watch is published in Patek Philippe Wristwatches, by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 1998 Edition, p. 303.- Second series presented at the Basel Fair in 1942 with enamelled 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.