A rare and fine yellow gold open face perpetual calendar watch with moonphase

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1951
    Reference No: 725
    Movement No: 931'097
    Case No: 693'984
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 17”170, 18 jewels
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1951 and its subsequent sale on May 4th, 1959

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe’s reference 725, a perpetual calendar dress watch, was produced from 1940, until the mid-1960s. It featured a Victorin Piguet & Cie perpetual calendar ebauche and had one of two display designs, one similar to the present watch with four subsidiary dials for the calendar and moonphase, and the other with the “American” linear calendar display. The present watch is well-preserved and one of three known to the market.

  • 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. 725
A rare and fine yellow gold open face perpetual calendar watch with moonphase

百達翡麗,型號725,精細及罕有,18K黃金懷錶,配品牌及刻度圈琺瑯燒青字面盤、萬年曆和月相顯示,約1951年製。附後補證書。來源:瑞士私人收藏

1951

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 320,000 
€22,000-35,200
$25,600-41,000

sold for HK$350,000

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