Patek Philippe - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1946
    Reference No: 96
    Movement No: 928’899
    Case No: 300’261
    Model Name: Calatrava
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 12-120, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 30.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed, dial signed by retailer
    Accessories: Further accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered rose dial in 1946 and its subsequent sale on September 11, 1946.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Fresh to the market, the present watch from 1946 features an attractive rose dial with E. Gübelin retailer signature at the six position and is the first known example with this configuration. The present example is from the second series, produced between 1935 and 1953, and fitted with a caliber 12-120 movement. Preserved in attractive overall condition the present timepiece will appeal to the all collectors seeking a classic time only wristwatch.

  • 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. 96
An attractive and rare 18k pink gold wristwatch with silvered rose dial, retailed by E. Gübelin

30.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed, dial signed by retailer

HK$80,000 - 160,000 

Sold for HK$100,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019