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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1941
    Reference No: 565
    Movement No: 920'647
    Case No: 621'083
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 12'''120, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe buckle stamped PPC
    Dimensions: 35 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial in 1941 and its subsequent sale on 29 May 1941. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe pouch and fitted presentation box.
    Provenance: Property from an Important Asian Collector

  • Provenance

    Property from an Important Asian Collector

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 565 has increased in popularity over recent years, due to its large proportions and screw down case back and those examples found in stainless steel are particularly sought after. There is an unusual feature of the present watch in that the last four digits of the case number appear between the lugs at 6 o'clock. This numbering practice is not so common with Patek Philippe watches, where the last three digits can sometimes be found in the inside of the lug.

    Property from an Important Asian Collector

    The following six lots are dedicated to the firm of Patek Philippe. All rare references, particular attention is paid to the rare automatic wristwatches including a beautiful pink gold reference 2526 with confirmed pink gold bracelet and a pair of equally rare white gold time only wristwatches, references 2551 and 2552.

    The collector was thorough in only choosing good quality, rare pieces. To complete this selection, is a rare white gold Nautilus reference 3800 and a platinum baguette-cut diamond-set Nautilus.

    Collected throughout the past 20 years, the present six watches illustrate the beauty and subtle elegance of one of the world's finest manufactures.

  • 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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Property from an Important Asian Collector The following six lots are dedicated to the firm of Patek Philippe. All rare references, particular attention is paid to the rare automatic wristwatches including a beautiful pink gold reference 2526 with confirmed pink gold bracelet and a pair of equally rare white gold time only wristwatches, references 2551 and 2552. The collector was thorough in only choosing good quality, rare pieces. To complete this selection, is a rare white gold Nautilus reference 3800 and a platinum baguette-cut diamond-set Nautilus. Collected throughout the past 20 years, the present six watches illustrate the beauty and subtle elegance of one of the world's finest manufactures.

Σ203

Ref. 565
A fine stainless steel wristwatch

1941
35 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$150,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$212,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am