A rare and fine yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silver dial, tachymeter scale and original Certificate of Origin

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1949
    Reference No: 130
    Movement No: 867'629
    Case No: 656'126
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13” 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 33mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin dated February 15, 1950. Furthermore delivered with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1949 with raised gold indexes and its subsequent sale on February 12, 1950

  • Catalogue Essay

    First introduced in 1934, and produced until the mid-1960s, it differs from other Patek Philippe chronographs of the era with its elongated and curved lugs and slim bezel.

    In 18 karat yellow gold, the current lot’s golden faceted indexes, Arabic numerals at six and twelve o’clock, and delicate feuille hands are sure to delight the seasoned collector. On the inside of the caseback one can find the hallmark (indicated by the Poinçon de Maître key 9) of renowned casemaker Emile Vichet S.A., supplier of cases for some of Patek Philippe’s most desirable references such as the 1518 and 2499. The hard enamel print of the dial remains raised, indicating little intervention over the past sixty years. Most prized of all, the dial possesses a silver minute track to contrast against the opaline inner dial and base 1000 scale. With a timeless elegance enduring for over half a decade, the current reference 130 is a wonderful and charismatic example of one of the cornerstone Patek Philippe chronograph wristwatches.

  • 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. 130
A rare and fine yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silver dial, tachymeter scale and original Certificate of Origin

百達翡麗,型號130,非常精細及罕有,18K黃金腕錶,配計時功能和「Two-tone」錶盤,約1949年製。附原裝證書

1949
33mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed.

Estimate
HK$240,000 - 400,000 
€26,400-44,000
$30,800-51,300

sold for HK$375,000

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