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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1939
    Reference No: 130
    Movement No: 862’251
    Case No: 505’762
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13’’’, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Gay Frères bracelet, max length 170 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Gay Frères deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 33 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with Patek Philippe presentation case. Furthermore, delivered with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and tachometer scale in 1939 and its subsequent sale on September 25th, 1940

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe’s reference 130 is certainly one of the brand’s most iconic and recognizable chronographs as it subtly merges the "Calatrava" case design with the sporty elegance of a chronograph. In production for close to 30 years, reference 130 was made in stainless steel, yellow and pink gold with a diverse range of different dial variations.

    One interesting observation to note is that the lugs of the stainless steel version are different from the all other case materials. They are slightly thicker and shorter in design gives this classic time piece a sportier look.

    The present time piece is a highly appealing example featuring a superb two-tone silvered sector dial cased in stainless steel are considered as one of the most desirable combinations for collectors. The dial with the long signature and scales are in hard, raised enamel along with all the printing present on the dial and the case has not been subjected to careless polishing.

    Close inspection and research reveals that the present watch was originally sold in the sold in the United States, confirmed by the ‘PXP’ export mark on the balance bridge of the movement but also by the tachymetre calibrated in miles rather than kilometers, a rare feature reserved for Patek Philippe chronographs intended for the U.S. market.

    The present lot is offered in outstanding condition and accompanied by its presentation box.

  • 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
An extremely rare and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with two tone silvered sector dial, bracelet and box

1939
33 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$2,000,000 - 4,000,000 
€221,000-442,000
$256,000-513,000

Sold for HK$2,740,000

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