A fine and rare white gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1965
    Reference No: 570
    Movement No: 711’623
    Case No: 318’900
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18K White Gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27 SC, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K White Gold Patek Philippe pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement signed
    Accessories: Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming its date of manufacture in 1965 and its subsequent date of sale on 26th January 1966.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The reference 570, was Patek Philippe’s first oversized Calatrava model, housed in a large case measuring 35mm in diameter, earning the nickname “Grande Calatrava”. The production for the reference 570 lasted for over 34 years from 1938 until 1972. Compared with the firms initial and iconic Calatrava model ref. 96, the 570 carries a much more suitable size in today’s standards, giving this reference a timeless status.

    The present example is a second series reference 570 in white gold with a silvered dial. Produced in 1965, this present example houses the caliber 27 S C, which is witnessed in second series examples. The present example is presented in very good overall condition and still bearing its beautiful crisp case proportions.

  • Maker Bio

    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 fine and rare white gold wristwatch with sweep center seconds

百達翡麗,型號570,18K白金大三針腕錶,1965年製。附後補證書

1965
36mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement signed

Estimate
HK$150,000 - 250,000 
€17,400-29,000
$19,200-32,100

sold for HK$175,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
thomasperazzi@phillips.com
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019