• Important Watches auction at Christies

    Sale 1383

    Important Watches

    14 November 2011, Geneva

  • Lot 86

    Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and attractive 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with pink dial, original certificate and envelope

    SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, REF. 130, MOVEMENT NO. 862'678, CASE NO. 624'085, MANUFACTURED IN 1941

    Price Realised  

    Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and attractive 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with pink dial, original certificate and envelope
    Signed Patek Philippe & Co., Genève, ref. 130, movement no. 862'678, case no. 624'085, manufactured in 1941
    Cal. 13''' nickel-finished lever movement stamped twice with the Geneva seal, 23 jewels, pink dial, applied pink gold baton and Roman numerals, outer railway five minute divisions and tachymetre scale, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register, circular case, snap on back, two rectangular-shaped chronograph buttons in the band, 18K pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    33 mm. diam.


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    With Patek Philippe Certificat d'Origine et de Garantie dated 30 January 1942, original envelope and Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with rose dial, raised gold indexes and tachometer scale in 1941 and its subsequent sale on 30 January 1943.

    The reference 130 offered here for sale is an extremely appealing example of this legendary model, standing out by the rare and much sought after combination of a pink gold case and pink dial, all confirmed by the Extract from the Archives. It is furthermore preserved in excellent, original overall condition, underlined by the full case proportions, the crisp hallmark and the attractive, unrestored dial.

    The production of the simple chronograph with reference 130 was launched in 1934. The model was produced in different precious metal versions as well as in stainless steel.

    Special Notice

    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.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN