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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1951
    Reference No: 513
    Movement No: 973'951
    Case No: 667'938
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 9'''90, tonneau-shaped, 18 jewels, stamped "HOX"
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gilt pin buckle
    Dimensions: 20.5mm Width, 37.5mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and roman numerals in 1951 and its subsequent sale on march 18, 1952

  • Catalogue Essay

    While the attention of the market is currently focused on round watches, shape timepieces feature some of the most fascinating and eclectic designs to ever appear on the market.
    The present 513 retailed by Tiffany is a perfect example: the case features a number of traits which highlight the care and attention the manufacturer poured in the design of the piece. This is apparent when looking at subtle details such as the cabochon protrusions in correspondence of the lugs or the ridges to the case above and below the dial.

  • 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. 513
A fine yellow gold rectangular-shaped wristwatch, retailed by Tiffany & Co.

1951
20.5mm Width, 37.5mm Length
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF4,000 - 6,000 
€3,700-5,600
$4,400-6,500

Sold for CHF7,560

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020