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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1943
    Reference No: 530
    Movement No: 863'109
    Case No: 508'301
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 13''', 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Light brown Patek Philippe calf leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Patek Philippe folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 36.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Certificat d'Orgine et de Garantie and service receipt dated 7 April 1952. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch is set with silvered dial and tachymetre scale in 1943 and its subsequent sale on 13 June 1946.

  • Catalogue Essay

    There are certain Patek Philippe watches that can be considered the ultimate watch to own. When we think of rarity, desirability and aesthetic beauty, the reference 530 chronograph in stainless steel is without a doubt one of these watches.

    The reference was launched in 1937 and still remains today one of the rarest chronograph models manufactured by the firm. The case condition and presence of the original certificate render this example one of the most important chronograph the firm has ever made.

  • 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. 530
A very fine and important stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with original certificate

1943
36.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$4,000,000 - 8,000,000 
€482,000-963,000
$500,000-1,000,000

Sold for HK$4,880,000

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: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017