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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1968
    Reference No: 570
    Movement No: 712’286
    Case No: 324’091
    Model Name: Grande Calatrava
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27 SC
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 35 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Patek Philippe black leather presentation box. Further delivered with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1968 and its subsequent sale on April 10, 1968

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1932 and still in production today, Patek Philippe’s Calatrava model is considered by many as being the most fine-looking men’s dress watch of all time. In 1938, the brand released its very first large Calatrava model - the reference 570. Its concept, shape and proportions remained unchanged, from which it differed with a larger case and lugs gauge.

    The reference was in production until 1972, and was sold with a variety of cases and dials. The oversized white gold case of the present reference 570 is beautifully proportioned, and the flat bezel elegantly frames the grand, hoary dial. Three series of timepieces were created in total. Fitting with a 27 SC caliber, the present watch belongs to the third series of the reference.

    By all means a true icon of men’s dress watch, Patek Philippe’s Calatrava is a classic timepiece which is eternally tasteful. The watch is, to our best knowledge, fresh to the market. This present reference 570, accompanied with a black leather box and extract, is a courteous timepiece made for the most sophisticated gentlemen.

  • 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 early white gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds and box

1968
35 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 240,000 
€17,700-26,500
$20,500-30,800

Sold for HK$275,000

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: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018