Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1949
    Reference No: 600
    Movement No: 891'690
    Case No: 656'841
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 17-140, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 43mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe presentation box. Further delivered with the Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture of the present timepiece in 1949 and its subsequent date of sale on 4th August 1951.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe ref. 600 was one of the most popular pocket watch models from the maison’s 20th century production. Introduced in the early 1930s until 1969, the reference had many faces and styles and were cased in an array of metals. Exuding sophistication, the present ref. 600 with a lean profile is cased in platinum. Beautifully preserved from 1949 confirmed by the Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives, the present time capsule gem is fitted with a silvered dial bedazzled with 7 diamonds and 3 baguette-set hour markers with elevated elegance. Housed inside the platinum case made by casemaker Emilie Vichet marked with key number 9 in the inside caseback, the heart of the present timepiece is powered by nickel finished lever movement the cal. 17-140.

  • 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
A fine and attractive platinum open-faced pocket watch with small seconds, diamond-set indexes and presentation box

43mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$62,000 - 110,000 

Sold for HK$201,600

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022