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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1955
    Reference No: 600/1
    Movement No: 931'282
    Case No: 689'468
    Material: 18k pink gold, enamel and rubies
    Calibre: Mechanical, 17'''170
    Dimensions: 45 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case and movement signed
    Accessories: With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with ruby-set numerals and enamel painting representing the King of Saudi Arabia in 1955 and its subsequent sale on 5 June 1956. Furthermore delivered with Patek Philippe fitted presentation box.
    Literature: For another example of the present watch, please see Patek Philippe Museum Patek Philippe Watches, volume II, page 385.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch has been retained in very crisp and original condition. The dial is intact and is a beautiful ivory colour. His majesty, the King Saud bin Abdul Aziz, is very eye-catching and exhibits vibrant colours. This reference 600/1 is part of a limited series of 200 pieces only.

  • 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. 600/1
A very fine and rare pink gold openface watch with ruby-set tinted enamel dial depicting the King Saud bin Abdul Aziz

1955
45 mm. diameter
Case and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 240,000 
€14,400-28,900
$15,000-30,000

Sold for HK$212,500

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