A very fine, rare and elegant white gold wristwatch with center seconds

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1962
    Reference No: 570
    Movement No: 710'003
    Case No: 313'351
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27SC, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe fitted presentation box, outer packaging, numbered cardboard service box and travel pouch. Furthermore delivered with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1962 with laped white gold indexes and its subsequent sale on November 12, 1962.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 570, also known as Grande Calatrava, is among the most elegant and sought-after time only Patek Philippe productions from the mid twentieth century and the first large Calatrava model serial produced by the brand. In production between 1938 and 1972, the case design heavily borrows from reference 96, the “original” Calatrava. The present example features the highly sought-after center seconds configuration, powered by the legendary caliber 27SC, probably the best center seconds caliber of its time.

    The present freash-to-the market timepiece impresses with the sharp definition of its white gold case. The patinated dial creates wonderful contrasts with the white case, for a remarkable aesthetic effect. The dial design is typical 1960s, featuring beady minute divisions and laped white gold indexes. A remarkably elegant, attractive and iconic timepiece, as befitting a creation of the master of understatement Patek Philippe is known to be.

  • 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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Ref. 570
A very fine, rare and elegant white gold wristwatch with center seconds

百達翡麗,型號570,非常精細及罕有,18K白金腕錶,1962年製。附後補證書

1962
36mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 250,000 
€17,600-27,500
$20,500-32,100

sold for HK$200,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SIX

Hong Kong Auction 29 May 2018