Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with original certificate
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Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with original certificate


Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch with original certificate
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, retailed by Hausmann & Co, ref. 1463, movement no. 869'186, case no. 2'647'896, manufactured in 1968
Cal. 13''' mechanical movement stamped with the Geneva seal, 23 jewels, metal dust cap, silvered matte dial, applied gold baton numerals, outer tachymetre scale, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register, circular water-resistant-type case, screw back, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 18K gold Patek Philippe buckle, case and movement signed by maker, dial signed by maker and retailer
35 mm. diam.
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With Patek Philippe Certificat d'Origin et de Garantie stamped Pelloni, Orologeria dal 1892, Via del Corso, 140, Rome, and dated 11 July 1969. Furthermore delivered with Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1968 and its subsequent sale on 30 April 1969.

Unknown till its first appearance at auction through our saleroom recently and consigned at the time by the original owner, the present 1463 is as good as any collector could hope.

Always treated with outmost care and respect, this paragon of post-war design is distinguished by its extremely attractive and well-preserved original overall condition. With only very few signs of wear, the full case displays very good case proportions, most notably are the healthy edges and crisp gold mark between the lugs. Over time the dial has taken a charismatic, perfect cream-coloured patina, the hard enamel signature and scales are as raised as the connoisseur would expect. In completely original condition, the present watch is furthermore accompanied by its original certificate.

Hausmann & Co. 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. Interestingly, the certificate of origin is stamped Pelloni Orologeria, another of Rome's prominent retailer of fine watches, which was taken over by Hausmann in the late 1960s.

Reference 1463 Reference 1463 was launched in 1940 and remained in production until 1965. The majority was cased in yellow gold, some were cased in steel; examples in pink gold are rarest and were often reserved for the South American market.

The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second édition, p. 267.

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