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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1958
    Reference No: 570
    Movement No: 707'782
    Case No: 310'252
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 27 SC, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Patek Philippe buckle stamped PPC
    Dimensions: 35 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch with lapped indexes in 1958 and its subsequent sale on 18 November 1959.
    Literature: For another example of a reference 570 Calatrava, please see Patek Philippe Museum, Patek Philippe Watches, Volume II, page 331 to 335.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe reference 570 was first introduced in 1938 and was in production until 1972. The case has a diameter of just over 35 milometers , which was quite large at that time and today is the perfect size of a time only wristwatch. The reference was also highly appreciated because of its large flat bezel that gives the watch more presence on the wrist.

    This yellow gold 570 is fitted with the more sought after sweep centre seconds, the case is preserved in excellent overall condition with strong hallmarks to the side of the case and underneath the lugs. The dial is very charismatic and nicely raised hard enamel signature. Overall this is a very appealing 570 in wonderful original condition.

  • 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
A rare yellow gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds

1958
35 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$70,000 - 90,000 

Sold for HK$162,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am