Patek Philippe - The New York Watch Auction: SIX New York Saturday, June 11, 2022 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 1950
    Reference No: 533
    Movement No: 867’875
    Case No: 658’561
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13’’’, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Patek Philippe buckle
    Dimensions: 33mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by a Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the manufacture of the present watch in 1950 and its subsequent sale on December 20th, 1951.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Patek Philippe’s reference 533 was in production from 1937 until 1957, and made in a very limited number. It is estimated the total production was approximately 150 timepieces making it one of the rarest chronograph models by the brand. An exceedingly small number were encased in pink gold like the present example. Similar to the reference 130 in appearance, the reference 533 is fitted with a flat, angular bezel compared with the 130’s concaved bezel.

    This reference 533 is a lovely example featuring a very rare pink dial, which combined with the pink gold case, lends a sophisticated air often associated with timepieces sold in the South American market. The watch retains its clean lines and has a contemporary masculine appeal that is sure to attract watch enthusiasts.

  • 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. 533
A rare and attractive pink gold chronograph wristwatch with pink dial and tachymeter scale

33mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

$50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for $163,800

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The New York Watch Auction: SIX

New York Auction 11-12 June 2022