A fine and rare yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with silvered dial and tachymeter scale

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1953
    Reference No: 130
    Movement No: 868'564
    Case No: 672'248
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13'', 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe pin buckle stamped PPCo
    Dimensions: 33mm 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 April 12, 1954.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In production for almost 30 years, reference 130 is the most iconic and recognizable of vintage Patek Philippe wristwatches and is a winning combination of the celebrated "Calatrava" case design with the sporty elegance of a chronograph. Made in stainless steel, yellow and pink gold with a multitude of dial combinations its simple yet elegant design symbolizes the firm’s balance between classicism and high watchmaking.

    The present Patek Philippe reference 130 is offered in very appealing condition. The case is nicely preserved, with a crisp hallmark clearly visible on the case side. The silvered color dial is beautifully accented with yellow gold applied 6 and 12 Arabic numerals and square indexes.

  • 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 fine and rare yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with silvered dial and tachymeter scale

1953
33mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 30,000 
€17,100-25,700
$21,200-31,800

sold for CHF40,000

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 81
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: SEVEN

Geneva Auction 12-13 May 2018