Patek Philippe - The Geneva Watch Auction: XII Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1949
    Reference No: 130
    Movement No: 867'620
    Case No: 656'135
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal 13-130, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold PPCo buckle
    Dimensions: 33mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1949 and its subsequent sale on November 26, 1949

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe’s reference 130 is most definitely one of the firm’s most known and appreciated vintage chronograph models. First released in 1934, the watch was in production until 1964 with its case deriving from the Bauhaus-designed reference 96. By the 1930’s, the growing demand from its clientele compelled Patek Philippe to introduce caliber 13-130, using the Valjoux chronograph cal.13.

    Being in production for nearly 30 years the reference 130 was produced in yellow and pink gold, as well as in stainless steel with a number of dial variations. From the total production during the 30 years, fewer where cased in pink gold, and even fewer where fitted with a pink dial. As one would expect from a watch made from 1949, this exquisite example features raised gold indexes, along with all printing present on the dial.

    Beyond the well-preserved rose gold case, the present timepiece features an extremely appealing and crisp dial. This model came with a great variety of dial variations: from Roman numerals to Arabic numerals passing by short or long baton indexes, sector dials and black dials. This fine example with such a variation of pink dial with raised roman numerals at 12 and 6 o’ clock, oversized applied batons indexes for the remaining hours, and outer tachometer scale make this timepiece on the most sought-after combination for collectors.

    In overall very appealing condition the present watch offers the discerning collector the opportunity of adding a rare and elegant "Pink on Pink" chronograph to his or her collection.

  • 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 very rare and extremely attractive pink gold chronograph wristwatch with two-tone pink dial

33mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed.

CHF35,000 - 55,000 

Sold for CHF60,480

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Alexandre Ghotbi
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The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020