Patek Philippe - Geneva Watch Auction: TWO Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1941
    Reference No: 570
    Movement No: 921'045
    Case No: 297'132
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 12'''-120, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold buckle, signed PPC
    Dimensions: 35mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming the date of production of the present watch in 1941 and its subsequent sale on November 22, 1941

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe Calatrava reference 570 was introduced in 1938, and was made available in stainless steel, yellow gold, pink gold, white gold and platinum.

    The present Patek Philippe 570 is fresh to the auction market, and is offered in like new condition. The case was well preserved in excellent condition, with a strong hallmark clearly visible on the side of the case.

    The three-tone gold dial is beautifully accented with yellow gold applied Breguet numerals and a subsidiary dial for constant seconds at 6 o’clock.

    Collectors of vintage Patek Philippe watches will appreciate that this watch, both in terms of its extraordinary dial design, but also condition, is one of the most valuable vintage wristwatches without additional complications. This "Calatravone" - Italian for large Calatrava- is more exclusive than many complicated vintage Patek Philippe wristwatches and guarantees enduring value to the savvy collector, hopefully not only in a secured vault, but also on one's wrist.

  • 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. 570
An exceptionally rare and highly attractive yellow gold wristwatch with three-tone champagne dial and Breguet numerals

35mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for CHF281,000

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Geneva Watch Auction: TWO

Geneva Auction 7 & 8 November 2015 6:30pm