• Lot 21

    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH ROSE DIAL

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, REF. 591, MOVEMENT NO. 862’919, CASE NO. 628’814, MANUFACTURED IN 1942

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    PATEK PHILIPPE. AN 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH ROSE DIAL
    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, REF. 591, MOVEMENT NO. 862’919, CASE NO. 628’814, MANUFACTURED IN 1942
    MOVEMENT: Manual, Caliber 13’’, Geneva seal, 23 jewels
    DIAL: Silvered-rose, gold raised Roman and baton numerals, railway Arabic five minute division, tachometer scale, two sunken beveled subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minute register
    CASE: 18k pink gold, snap on back, two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, downturned lugs, 34 mm diam.
    STRAP/BUCKLE: Brown Patek Philippe alligator strap, 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle
    ACCOMPANIED BY: A Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on October 17th 1942.


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    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.

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