A very fine, rare and extremely attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with screw back

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1953
    Reference No: 1463
    Movement No: 868'565
    Case No: 679'103
    Model Name: Tasti Tondi
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13'''130, 23 jewels, stamped twice with the Geneva seal
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1953 and its subsequent sale on March 19, 1954

  • Catalogue Essay

    It is estimated that Patek Philippe produced about 400 pieces in yellow gold realized over its nearly 30 years of production.

    The present example of this landmark model has remained in the hands of an important Italian collector for nearly three decades, and is preserved in extremely attractive condition. Most notably, the case perfectly maintains some details which are so often lost to polishing, such as the remarkably well-defined double step to the bezel. The dial as well has acquired an extremely light and even ivory patina, amplifying its attractiveness and vintage feel.

    Combining atypicality for the brand, rarity and stunning condition, the present example is without a doubt destined to become one of the crown jewels of the collection of its future owner.

  • 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. 1463
A very fine, rare and extremely attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with screw back

百達翡麗,型號1463,非常精細及罕有,18K黃金腕錶,配計時功能和旋入式後底蓋,約1953年製。附後補證書

1953
35mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$800,000 - 1,600,000 
€88,100-176,000
$103,000-205,000

sold for HK$1,250,000

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