Timeless Beauty: Spectacular Wristwat...

Hotel Noga Hilton, Oct 24, 2004

LOT 232

?Monochrome Pink? Patek Philippe & Cie, Genève, No. 863242, case No. 633547, Ref. 591. Produced in 1943, sold on August 9, 1944. Very fine and extremely rare, 18K pink gold gentleman's wristwatch with square button chronograph, register, tachometer and an 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle. Accompanied by the "Extract from the Archives".

CHF 140,000 - 160,000

EUR 90,000 - 100,000 / USD 110,000 - 130,000

Sold: CHF 149,250

C. Three-body, solid, polished, oval curved lugs. D. Pink with applied pink gold Roman numerals and bâton indexes, subsidiary sunk seconds and 30-minute register dials, outer tachometer graduation, concentric, the 1/5th second scale. Pink gold "bâton" hands. M. Cal. 13'''-130, stamped with the Geneva Quality Hallmark, rhodium plated, "fausses-côtes" decoration, 23 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, 8adjustments, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator.Dial, case and movement signed.Diam. 34 mm. Height 12 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 3 - 5*
Dial: 3 - 5 - 01


Ref. 591 Production of this reference started in 1938. A similar watch is published in ?Patek Philippe Wristwatches?, by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, 1998, p. 266.