Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT Hong Kong Monday, May 27, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1953
    Reference No: 570
    Movement No: 720’342
    Case No: 305’457
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 12”’400, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the subsequent date of sale of this present example on 8 May 1953, Patek Philippe service invoice and slip case

  • Catalogue Essay

    First introduced in 1938, the reference 570 was the first ever “large” Calatrava model manufactured by Patek Philippe. The reference was produced in three series in total, and in five difference case materials including stainless steel. The first series encased the cal. 12 120, second series cal. 12 400 and the third series cal. 27 AM 400.

    The present reference 570 is a second series in pink gold housing a cal. 12 400. The watch has never been worn with service seal after its servicing at the manufacturer. The present watch is also further charmed by an Extract from the Archives confirming the movement and the case as well as the date of production and the subsequent date of sale of this present watch on 8th of May 1953.

  • 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. 570
A very fine and attractive pink gold wristwatch with small seconds

36mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$120,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$200,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019