A fine, very rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds, silvered dial, extract from the archives and presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1965
    Reference No: 570
    Movement No: 711’712
    Case No: 318’908
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27 S C, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present example in 1965 and its subsequent sale on 26th January 1966 and presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 570, was the firm’s first oversized Calatrava model, housed in a 35 millimeter case launched in 1938, earning the nickname “Grande Calatrava”. The production for the reference 570 lasted for over 34 years from 1938 till 1972. In comparison to the reference 96, Patek Philippe’s first Calatrava model with a 30.5 millimeter case, the reference 570 bares a rather wearable case size even in today’s standards.

    The reference 570 can be classified into three series, with the first series featuring the caliber 12 120, followed by the second series which was introduced in 1950 with an upgraded caliber 12 400 and lastly the third series which was introduced in 1960 with a further upgraded caliber 27 AM 400.

    The present example is a second series reference 570 in white gold with a silvered dial. Produced in 1965, this present example houses the caliber 27 S C, which is witnessed in second series examples. The present example is presented in overall very good condition and still bearing its beautiful crisp case proportions.

  • 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 fine, very rare and attractive white gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds, silvered dial, extract from the archives and presentation box

百達翡麗,型號570,精細及十分罕有,18K白金大三針腕錶,1965年製。附錶盒和後補證書

1965
35mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 235,000 
€18,000-26,500
$20,500-30,100

sold for HK$212,500

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

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019