Launched in 1938, the reference 591 is one of the least known chronographs of Patek Philippe's production, and was manufactured with the aim of offering a timepiece with a shape and size differing from the reference 130 and 533.
Nicknamed "Fagiolino" due to its rectangular chronograph pushers and lugs, the chronograph was made in an extremely small amount. With a total production estimated to only 100 examples in yellow and pink gold, the timepiece is considered rarer than any other chronograph model of the period.
Fresh to the market and in excellent overall condition, the present timepiece showcases crisp hallmarks to its case, UK importation mark and signs of oxidation. Often indicative of a watch that spent most its life in a safety deposit box, the chronograph was in fact purchased by a private collector during a holiday in London, and has been part of his collection ever since.
Especially desirable, the rarity of the timepiece is further enhanced through its “Silvery Rose” dial, confirmed by the Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives.