Patek Philippe - The Watch Auction: One Geneva Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1942
    Reference No: 1482
    Movement No: 834'910
    Case No: 507'610
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, 9'''90
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold, signed PPC
    Dimensions: 39mm. Length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1942 with silvery rose dial and its subsequent sale on May 28th, 1942

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 1482 is one of Patek Philippe's rarest rectangular models and to date only six other pieces of this reference are known in pink gold.

    Made only during three years in the early 1940s it is immediately recognisable thanks to the prominent triple lugs at the top and bottom of its case.

    This example here, with a lovely silvery rose dial, has been in the same collection for over 10 years and has probably only seen one polishing since new. In fact, the hallmark on the right side of the case is very crisp.

  • 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. 1482
A very rare and attractive pink gold wristwatch with pink dial and fancy lugs

18k pink gold
39mm. Length
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF21,250

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm