Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1964
    Reference No: 570
    Movement No: 711’768
    Case No: 312'826
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27 SC, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the manufacture date of the present timepiece is 1964 and its date of sale on 23rd December 1965.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Conceived in 1938, the Patek Philippe ref. 570 is arguably one of the most significant references from the Calatrava family, a true horological symbol. Drawing from the ref. 96, the present reference pays homage to its older sibling with a contemporary twist by sporting an enlarged case that measures 35mm in diameter, which is a more impressive size compared to the 31mm case of the earliest Calatrava.

    The ref. 570 had enjoyed a successful production run of 30 consecutive years and still very much appeals to the modern gentry today. Launched in series, the firm introduced two variants including one with small seconds and another with center seconds. Later examples produced after 1950 featured the firm’s upgraded cal. 27 SC and are dubbed as the second series.

    The present Patek Philippe ref. 570 the epitome of understated elegance, fitted in a beautifully balanced yellow gold case that perfectly frames its silvered dial. Topped with center seconds and a short signature, the timepiece at hand is part of the second series, powered by the reliable cal. 27 SC. Offered in an attractive and well-preserved state, the case boasts two hallmarks that are deep and legible.

  • 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 rare, well-preserved and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with center seconds

35mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$80,000 - 160,000 

Sold for HK$176,400

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)