A fine and very rare stainless steel and pink gold wristwatch with pink dial and Roman numerals

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1942
    Reference No: 570
    Movement No: 922'800
    Case No: 626'865
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: Stainless steel and pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical
    Bracelet/Strap: Light brown leather strap
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvery rose dial and pink gold numerals in 1942 and its subsequent sale on 14 December 1942.
    Literature: For another example of a reference 570 in stainless steel and pink gold, please see Patek Philippe Watches Volume II, page 331.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First launched in 1938, reference 570 enjoyed at 30 year production run with various dial and numeral configurations. This watch is cased in both stainless steel and pink gold, and features a very unusual pink dial with Roman numerals.

  • 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. 570
A fine and very rare stainless steel and pink gold wristwatch with pink dial and Roman numerals

百達翡麗,精細及非常罕有,不銹鋼及18K紅金腕錶,配粉紅色錶盤及羅馬數字,“Calatrava”,型號570,1942年製

1942
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$140,000 - 200,000 

sold for HK$212,500

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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