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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1952
    Reference No: 600
    Movement No: 891'970
    Case No: 677'095
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 17-140, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 44mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by a pouch and an Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1952 and its subsequent sale on August 20th, 1953

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe has been amongst the leading watch brands since it was founded in 1839, and has since strengthened their reputation through superb design and the use of top quality movements across all its watches.

    Reference 600 has a very recognizable case-style, however it was rarely cased in platinum. The beautiful silvered dial is complemented by both round and baguette diamond hour markers, with the prestigious “Serpico y Laino Caracas” retailer's signature found above the subsidiary dial at 6 o'clock.

    Manufactured in 1952, scholarship indicates that there are only four known examples with diamond hour markers and the Serpico y Laino designation. The present example is well preserved with crisp edges and deep hallmarks, and is accompanied by an Extract from the Archives.

  • 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. 600
A very fine and rare open face platinum watch with diamond-set hour markers, retailed by Serpico y Laino

1952
44mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF13,750

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm