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

SIGNED PATEK, PHILIPPE & CO., GENÈVE, REF. 130, MOVEMENT NO. 863'005, CASE NO. 629'753, MANUFACTURED IN 1942

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Patek Philippe. A very fine and rare 18K gold chronograph wristwatch
Signed Patek, Philippe & Co., Genève, ref. 130, movement no. 863'005, case no. 629'753, manufactured in 1942
Movement: cal. 13''', manual, 23 jewels, signed
Dial: signed
Case: snap on back, two rectangular-shaped chronograph buttons in the band, 33 mm. diam., signed
With: Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial, raised gold hour markers, tachometer scale in 1942 and its subsequent sale on 2nd March 1943, service guarantee from Joyas Jorge, Buenos Aires, dated 3rd January 2017
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Lot Essay

Entirely fresh to the market and consigned by the family of the original owner, the yellow gold reference 130 offered here for sale is a wonderfully honest and charming example of this landmark model. Used regularly over the last 75 years, the passing of time has naturally not left the case entirely unscathed but has resulted in a highly attractive watch with charisma and a strong vintage vibe.

The silvered dial has now mellowed to a pleasing champagne colour and both subsidiary dials have tropicalized to a deeper shade that has given the dial a “two-tone” appearance. The “long” signature “Patek, Philippe & Co.” found on the present watch is correct for watches made before 1948.

Reference 130
Reference 130, one of Patek Philippe's most iconic chronographs, was launched in 1934 and remained in production until the 1960s. Distinguished by its timeless "Calatrava" design, the model was available in different precious metals as well as in stainless steel.

The reference 130 is illustrated in: Patek Philippe – An Authorized Biography, Nicholas Foulkes, 2016, p. 168.

Further examples in the Patek Philippe Museum, Geneva are illustrated in: Patek Philippe Watches, Volume II, Patek Philippe Museum, 2013, pp. 262-265.

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