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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1943
    Reference No: 130
    Movement No: 863’111
    Case No: 626’176
    Material: Stainless steel and 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13''', 23 jewels
    Dimensions: 33.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, and movement signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by photocopy of Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1943 with rose dial, applied gold hour markers, and tachymeter scale, and its subsequent sale on November 28th 1945.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 130 is one of the most diverse chronograph models that Patek Philippe ever produced. In production from 1936 until 1964, the model was cased in predominantly yellow gold. Fewer amounts were cased in pink gold or stainless steel, with steel and gold combinations among the rarest case configurations. The dial variations were numerous and displayed a range of styles, from sector designs to pulsations scales.

    The present example is one among an exceedingly rare number of reference 130s cased in stainless steel and pink gold. To date, no more than eleven examples have ever graced the auction market. Most notably, the case construction of this model is slightly different than its precious metal counterparts. The lugs are slightly thicker but shorter in design. Furthermore, the diameter is slightly larger at 33.5 millimeters, giving it a decidedly modern appearance and substantially more presence on the wrist.

    An example sold at the Geneva Watch Auction: NINE that was then believed to have been the earliest known pink gold and stainless steel reference 130; the present example establishes a new precedent in the scholarship as it was produced four years earlier and consequently bears a long Patek Philippe signature on the dial. Additionally, it was previously in the collection of preeminent collector John Goldberger.

  • 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 elegant and extremely rare stainless steel and pink gold chronograph wristwatch with tachymeter scale

1943
33.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, and movement signed.

Estimate
$100,000 - 200,000 
CHF92,500-185,000
€88,600-177,000
HK$780,000-1,560,000

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The 2021 New York Watch Auction

New York Auction 11 - 12 December 2021