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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1947
    Reference No: 130
    Movement No: 867’162
    Case No: 650’077
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13’’, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 33mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with a Patek Philippe grey suede presentation box and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1947 and its subsequent sale on April 20th, 1948

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 130 is one of the most storied and researched of all the models manufactured by Patek Philippe. It was first released in 1934 and remained in their production until at least 1964. As a legacy watch from the golden age of horology, this chronograph perfectly captures the spirit of traditional quality watchmaking and was produced in many variations and metals. Some of the earliest timepieces were custom ordered and often single button chronographs, however by the mid-1930s there was a growing demand from clientele and in 1936 Patek Philippe formalize the caliber 13-130, using the Valjoux chronograph caliber 13, and added the 130 to indicate it would be used for the now iconic chronograph.

    This caliber remained in use until 1986 when it was replaced with the Lemania caliber 12. The Emile Vichet case styled after the famed reference 96 had a contemporary design that fit perfectly with the Art Deco period of the era. The same case maker as the references 1518 and 2499, today they are icons in horology for their clean lines with slightly curved lugs that remain elegant and masculine.

  • 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. 130
A fine and attractive pink gold chronograph wristwatch with tachymeter scale and presentation box

33mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$155,000 - 235,000 

Sold for HK$362,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019