A rare and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with indirect center seconds

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1945
    Reference No: 570
    Movement No: 864'657
    Case No: 300'052
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 12'''-SC, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial, gold laped indexes and 1/5 seconds graduation in 1945 and its subsequent sale on May 23, 1946.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Manufactured from 1938 to 1972, reference 570 delights with its myriad of dial, and case metal combinations. Unusually large for the period, it looks equally modern today due to its sleek proportions and good looks.

    Fresh to the auction market, the present watch features an indirect center seconds mechanism. This ébauche was the result of a collaboration between Victorin Piguet and Patek Philippe, where the center seconds mechanism was ingeniously added to the existing 12'''120 subsidiary seconds register movement. Furthermore, the case is preserved in excellent condition with two crisp hallmarks on either side of the case back.

  • 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. 570
A rare and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with indirect center seconds

1945
36mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF18,000 - 24,000 
€15,800-21,100
$18,400-24,600

sold for CHF27,500

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 89
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018