Overview

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and attractive 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial and bracelet
Prospective purchasers are advised that several co… Read more
Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and attractive 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial and bracelet

SIGNED PATEK PHILIPPE, GENÈVE, RETAILED BY SERPICO Y LAINO, REF. 1579, MOVEMENT NO. 867'844, CASE NO. 660'217, MANUFACTURED IN 1950

Details
Patek Philippe. A very fine, rare and attractive 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial and bracelet
Signed Patek Philippe, Genève, retailed by Serpico y Laino, ref. 1579, movement no. 867'844, case no. 660'217, manufactured in 1950
Cal. 13''' mechanical movement, two-tone silvered dial, applied pink gold square-shaped and Arabic numerals, railway Arabic five minute divisions, outer tachymetre scale, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register, large circular case, downturned angular or "spider" lugs, snap on back, 18K pink gold Gay Frères woven bracelet with clasp stamped 4.54 and S. y L. for Serpico y Laino, dial and movement signed by maker, case and bracelet signed by maker and stamped by retailer
36 mm. diam.
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.

Condition Report

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View condition report

Lot Essay

With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with raised hour markers in gold in 1950 and its subsequent sale on 22 December 1950.

Reference 1579 enjoys substantial popularity thanks to its large case diameter and the prominent, facetted lugs. Regrettably, the latter do not respond well to careless polishing and many examples of this beautiful reference have not survived in good condition.

The present "spider lug" chronograph however is not only preserved in magnificent condition, but furthermore offers a vast array of complimentary features, resulting in becoming one of the most desirable specimen to appear on the market in recent years:

- Condition wise, as mentioned earlier, it joins a small elite having survived with incredibly sharp and substantial lugs, but also the original crown, crisp hallmark and wonderful tone on tone dial
- Its great retailer signature, Serpico y Laino, one of the world's most prominent and fascinating Patek Philippe representative in South America. It is beautiful to see how both the case back and the clasp are stamped. In fact, in-depth research reveals that this is the only pink gold reference 1579 retailed by this celebrated Venezuelan house known to exist to date
- The charismatic two-tone dial of such wonderful contrast and subtle patina that it is rare to find such appeal and harmony on any chronograph
- Its freshness to the market, coming directly from a distinguished collector and never having appeared before at auction.

All the above elements united render this reference 1579 a fantastic addition to any distinguished collection.

More from Important Watches

View All
View All