A fine and very rare pink gold wristwatch with black dial

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1930
    Reference No: 448
    Movement No: 825’581
    Case No: 295’294
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 10''', 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gilt buckle
    Dimensions: 28 mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with black dial in 1930 and its subsequent sale on March 3rd, 1938.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 448 was released in 1935 at a time when smaller diameter watches were in fashion due to the Art Deco movement. The watch was manufactured in three series: First series - 10’’’ caliber or pendant watch caliber, like the present watch; second series - 10 105 or 10 110 caliber, from 1939; third series - 10 200 caliber, from 1946.

    This lovely example from 1930 with confirmed black dial in a pink gold case houses an early cal. 10”’ movement produced in 1930 with a later case encased when the ref. 488 was launched in 1935, with its subsequent date of sale in 1938.

  • 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. 448
A fine and very rare pink gold wristwatch with black dial

百達翡麗,型號448,精細及十分罕有,18K玫瑰金腕錶,1930年製。附後補證書。 百達翡麗型號448依搭載不同的機芯,可細分為三個系列。本拍件配置極罕見的黑色錶盤,為目前僅知3枚存世的第一代型號448,首次現身拍賣市場,難得罕見。

1930
28 mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 65,000 
€4,500-7,300
$5,100-8,300

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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