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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1943
    Reference No: 1509
    Movement No: 923'231
    Case No: 629'663
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 12'''120, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by the original Certificate of Origin and Guarantee, and a receipt confirming the date of sale on July 22nd, 1943. Furthermore accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1943 and the sale on August, 12 1943.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present reference 1509 embodies the elegance and classicism of the 1940s. Its expansive dial is enhanced by a slim, well-proportioned case that gives the watch great presence on the wrist. The two-tone silver dial adorned with applied gold dots and even-numbered Arabic numerals echo a time when gentlemen’s sartorial design favored formality and sobriety.

    This watch is presented in original, excellent condition, with crisp, well-defined hallmarks, appearing to have spent most of its life in the possession of a gentleman who took the utmost care of his timepiece. Presented with its original Certificate of Origin as well as its original Patek, Philippe & Co envelope, and even the original hand written receipt of CHF 835.- dated July 1943, this watch will certainly appeal to a connoisseur of fine collectors’ timepieces.

  • Artist Biography

    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. 1509
A very elegant and classical yellow gold wristwatch with two-tone dial and tear drop lugs, accompanied by original certificate and receipt

35mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF23,750

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The Geneva Watch Auction: THREE

Geneva Auction 15 May 2016