A fine and rare pink gold and stainless steel wristwatch with tear-drop lugs and two-tone dial

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1943
    Movement No: 911'143
    Case No: 628'926
    Material: 18k pink gold and stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical
    Bracelet/Strap: Black reptile leather
    Dimensions: 30.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and pink gold numerals in 1943 and its subsequent sale on 16 June 1943.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This wonderful Calatrava is cased in stainless steel and pink gold and features unusual pink gold tear-drop lugs. Patek Philippe hardly cased their watches in stainless steel, making this a very rare example. The dial is an incredibly subtle two-tone shade of silver, and when contrasted with the Arabic numerals, gives a very attractive look.

  • Maker Bio

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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A fine and rare pink gold and stainless steel wristwatch with tear-drop lugs and two-tone dial

百達翡麗,精細及罕有,18K紅金及不銹鋼腕錶,配水滴形錶耳及雙色錶盤,1943年製

1943
30.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$30,000 - 50,000 

sold for HK$20,000

Contact Specialist
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