A fine and rare platinum and diamond-set rectangular wristwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1951
    Reference No: 1593
    Movement No: 973'007
    Case No: 664'401
    Model Name: The Hour Glass
    Material: Platinum and diamonds
    Calibre: Mechanical, 9''', 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 32 mm. length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with diamond-set numerals in 1951 and its subsequent sale on 20 June 1951.
    Literature: For another example of a reference 1593, however in yellow gold and without diamonds, please see Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber and Alan Banbery, page 129 and 129.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 1593 was launched in 1944 and was in production for 20 years. Very few examples are known in platinum and with diamond-set numerals. The present watch is fresh to the market and in original condition with very crisp case and untouched hallmarks at 6 o'clock. Due to the design of the case and faceted crystal, the watch has become lovingly known as the 'hour glass'.

  • 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. 1593
A fine and rare platinum and diamond-set rectangular wristwatch

百達翡麗,精細及罕有,鉑金鑲鑽石長方形腕錶,“The Hour Glass”,型號1593,1951年製

1951
32 mm. length
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 300,000 

sold for HK$275,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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