• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 173

    Patek Philippe. A large and unsual 18K gold wristwatch

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, REF. 1569, MOVEMENT NO. 926'827, CASE NO. 637'589, MANUFACTURED IN 1945

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Patek Philippe. A large and unsual 18K gold wristwatch
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, ref. 1569, movement no. 926'827, case no. 637'589, manufactured in 1945
    Cal. 12'''120 mechanical movement, 18 jewels, white matte dial, applied gold Arabic and dot numerals, outer beady dot minute divisions, subsidiary seconds, circular case, raised bezel, snap on back, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and applied gold hour markers in 1945 and its subsequent sale on 28 June 1945.

    To the best of our knowledge this reference 1569 has never been offered in public before.

    Reference 1569 was launched in 1943 and remained in production until around 1949. It was available in yellow and pink gold and is one of the rare watches of the period with a diameter exceeding 35 mm.

    To date, less than 20 examples of reference 1569 in yellow gold have appeared in public.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.
    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
    On lots marked with an + in the catalogue, VAT will be charged at 8% on both the premium as well as the hammer price.