Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI Hong Kong Saturday, November 28, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1952
    Reference No: 1461/1
    Movement No: 958’518
    Case No: 669’209
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 10-200, jeweled
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Gilt pin buckle
    Dimensions: 32mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe slip case and travel pouch. Further delivered with a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture of the present timepiece in 1952 and its subsequent date of sale on 4th February 1953.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Patek Philippe ref. 1461 was introduced in 1942 with a production spanning until 1953. Encased in a 32mm diameter round-shaped case, the ref. 1461 is a signature timepiece due to its fancy oversized tear drop lugs. The two-piece case is made by renowned master casemaker Wenger identifiable by key no. 1. The reference was produced in a total of three series.

    First series (1940 – 1946) – Caliber 10-105

    Second series (1940 – 1950) – Caliber 10-110

    Third series (1946 – up) – Caliber 10-200

    The present example encased in 18K pink gold is rather unusual, as it features a more tapered lug style differing from the usual ref. 1461 with tear drop lugs. It is the first time for an 18K pink gold encased ref. 1461/1 to appear in auction featuring the uniquely styled lugs. Furthermore, the present example is accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present timepiece.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 1461/1
A fine and rare pink gold wristwatch with small seconds

32mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$23,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$52,920

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020