A highly rare and attractive pink gold wristwatch with pink dial and bracelet

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1947
    Reference No: 565
    Movement No: 961'220
    Case No: 647'352
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 12-120, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K pink gold Gay Frères bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 35mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, dial further signed Le Palais Royal Habana
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with rose dial and raised gold hour markers in 1947 and its subsequent sale on April 15, 1948.

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    Patek Philippe, Ref. 565

    Double Signed, Geneva, 9 November 2019

  • Catalogue Essay

    This reference 565 is one of the most impressive examples of its kind to ever appear on the market. To find a pink gold reference 565 is already a rarity itself. Yet, to discover one with a pink dial that is confirmed by the Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives and retailed by Le Palais Royal is positively unheard of. In fact, the present watch is one of only two known pink gold reference 565s with the signature of the famed retailer. It is furthermore fitted with a beautiful Gay Frères bracelet.

    Its fantastic state of preservation is particularly noteworthy. It displays a crisp and deep hallmark on the caseband, and the watch retains robust proportions. The pink dial is also preserved in excellent condition, with a raised and highly legible hard enamel signature.

    It is an incredibly rare occurrence when one such gem appears on the auction market, and there is no telling when another will ever appear again.

  • 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. 565
A highly rare and attractive pink gold wristwatch with pink dial and bracelet

1947
35mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, dial further signed Le Palais Royal Habana

Estimate
CHF40,000 - 80,000 
€36,800-73,700
$40,500-81,000

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Contact Specialist
Virginie Liatard-Roessli
Specialist, Head of Sale
+41 76 338 91 03
vliatard@phillips.com

Double Signed: A Celebration of the Finest Partnerships Between Manufacturers and Retailers

Geneva Auction 9 November 2019