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PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMLY FINE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH CHAMPAGNE DIAL
PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMLY FINE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH CHAMPAGNE DIAL
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Many of the watches offered for sale in this catal… Read more PATEK PHILIPPEPink Gold Ref. 130 With Champagne Dial And Small IndexesThe Property of the Descendants of the Original Owner
PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMLY FINE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH CHAMPAGNE DIAL

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, REF. 130R, MOVEMENT NO. 863’189, CASE NO. 632’834, MANUFACTURED IN 1943

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PATEK PHILIPPE. AN EXTREMLY FINE, RARE AND ATTRACTIVE 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH CHAMPAGNE DIAL

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE & CO., GENEVE, REF. 130R, MOVEMENT NO. 863’189, CASE NO. 632’834, MANUFACTURED IN 1943
Movement: cal. 13’” 130, manual, 33 jewels, signed
Dial: signed
Case: snap on back, 33 mm. diam., signed
With: Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with raised gold hour-markers, tachometer scale in 1943 and its subsequent sale on 19 July 1944, Service Invoice stamped by Union Suiza SA and dated 24 November 2017 and service tag.
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Consigned by the descendants of the original owner the present ref. 130 has never been offered in public before. Recently serviced at Patek Philippe in Geneva it is preserved in very good overall condition, still retaining the International Customer Service tag and the sticker to the case back.

The appeal of this ref. 130 is further enhanced by its rare dial layout, combining Roman numerals to 6 and 12 o’clock with short baton numerals as opposed to the better known dots or thin oversized batons.

Research has revealed that it is only the third example of this model in pink gold featuring this layout to appear in public to date, all with the “long” Patek Philippe & Co. signature.

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.

Reference 130 is illustrated in Patek Philippe – An Authorized Biography, Nicholas Foulkes, 2016, p. 168, further examples in the Patek Philippe Museum - Patek Philippe Watches, Vol. II, pp. 262 -265.

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