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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1941
    Reference No: 1485
    Movement No: 910'413
    Case No: 621'636
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 10-110, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown Patek Philippe crocodile leather strap
    Dimensions: 27 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, dial further signed by retailer
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1941 and its subsequent sale on 6 December 1941.
    Literature: For another example of a reference 1485, please see Patek Philippe Museum, Patek Philippe Watches, Volume II, page 206.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 1485 was launched by Patek Philippe in 1940. It is only known to exist in stainless steel. The case is unusual in that it is constructed by sliding bars of steel in an attempt to make it water-resistant. The lugs are also very unusually constructed.

  • 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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Various Properties

Σ848

Ref. 1485
A fine and rare stainless steel square water-resistant wristwatch with two-tone dial, unusual lugs and sliding sides, retailed by Astrua Torino

1941
27 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed, dial further signed by retailer

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 60,000 
€4,800-7,200
$5,000-7,500

Sold for HK$50,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
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Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017