Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII Geneva Saturday, May 8, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1967
    Reference No: 570
    Movement No: 712’410
    Case No: 325’592
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27 SC, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 35.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe brown leather presentation box. Further accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with center seconds in 1967, and its subsequent sale on June 16, 1969.

  • Catalogue Essay

    It is incredible how a simple three hand watch can have such charisma and presence.

    Patek Philippe’s reference 570 is a potent mix of sophistication and simplicity. A rather large watch, it has been nicknamed "Calatravone" (Italian for large Calatrava), its timeless design with large flat bezel and thick lugs made it a staple within the Patek Phillipe catalogue from 1938 till its discontinuation in 1972.

    Over its 33 year production run, it was offered in all precious metals and stainless steel, along with both center seconds and subsidiary seconds calibers and a multitude of dial variations

    The present wristwatch in white gold is in excellent overall condition and remains remarkably crisp and sharp. A superb watch in every sense it is a tribute to taste, elegance and refinement.

  • 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. 570
An attractive and well-preserved white gold wristwatch with center seconds

35.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

CHF12,000 - 20,000 

Sold for CHF30,240

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021