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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1937
    Reference No: 130
    Movement No: 860'487
    Case No: 615'736
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13''', 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Dimensions: 33mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1937 with silvered dial, gold baton-cut indexes and black enamel tachometer and its subsequent sale on February 16, 1938.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 130 is one of the most storied and researched models made by Patek Philippe. It was first released in 1934 and remained in production until at least 1964. A legacy watch from the golden age of horology, this chronograph perfectly captures the spirit of traditional watchmaking and the supremely elegant ethos of Patek Philippe. Its case is derived from the Bauhaus-designed reference 96 and was produced in many variations and metals.

    Cased in yellow gold, the present example is a very charming and elegant timepiece with a sector dial that is confirmed by the Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives as "silvered dial, gold baton-cut indexes and black enamel tachometer". Fresh to the auction market, it is preserved in excellent example and boasts a sharp hallmark on the caseband.

  • 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. 130
A rare and attractive yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with "sector" dial

1937
33mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF40,000 - 80,000 
€37,100-74,200
$43,800-87,600

Sold for CHF60,480

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