Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch with silvered dial, applied gold hour markers at 6 and 12 o'clock and tachometre scale in 1938 and its subsequent sale on 30 November 1938. It has never been offered in public before.
This watch is a fine example of an early reference 130 chronograph, fitted with a very interesting and exceedingly rare silvered dial, featuring the typical late 1930s sector design and tachymetre scale, all confirmed by the Extract from the Archives.
It represents a true collector's watch with its combination of rarity, highly attractive two-tone silver sector dial, also called aviator dial, and unusual retailer's signature.
Further examples of early reference 130 chronographs with sector dials are illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 263 and in Ore d'Oro 2 by Jader Barracca, Negretti, Franco Nencini, pl. C9.
Hausmann & Co., one of Patek Philippe's most prominent retailers in Italy, was founded in Rome in 1794 by Ernst Hausmann, a young German clockmaker and his friend and partner Hermann Frielingsdorf. The firm is still residing in the same premises in Rome's historical centre and represents the world's most prestigious watch and clock manufacturers.