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PATEK PHILIPPE. AN IMPORTANT AND THE ONLY KNOWN 18K GOLD SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, RETAILED BY GÜBELIN
PATEK PHILIPPE. AN IMPORTANT AND THE ONLY KNOWN 18K GOLD SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, RETAILED BY GÜBELIN
PATEK PHILIPPE. AN IMPORTANT AND THE ONLY KNOWN 18K GOLD SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, RETAILED BY GÜBELIN
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PATEK PHILIPPE. AN IMPORTANT AND THE ONLY KNOWN 18K GOLD SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, RETAILED BY GÜBELIN

REF. 1436, MANUFACTURED IN 1965

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PATEK PHILIPPE. AN IMPORTANT AND THE ONLY KNOWN 18K GOLD SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, RETAILED BY BELIN
REF. 1436, MANUFACTURED IN 1965
Movement: Manual
Dial: Silvered, signed by both Patek Philippe and Gübelin
Case: 33 mm. diam.
With: 18k gold Patek Philippe buckle, Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives
Remark: Superb condition, enamel engraved dial, only known double signed with Gübelin
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According to leading Patek Philippe scholars, the present watch is one of the finest second series reference 1436 to appear on the market in recent years. Treasured by its present owner for nearly two decades, this incredibly charismatic Patek Philippe reference 1436 with retailer’s signature ‘Gübelin’ is the only known ‘double signed’ example of these exceptional chronographs. Distinguished by their outstanding quality and elegance of design, they are among the pinnacles of Patek Philippe’s mid-century production and the first split-seconds chronograph to be produced in series. The design of the dial is very pleasing to the eye with prominence given to the tachymeter scale and the applied indexes. The split-seconds chronograph function enables the timing of two events at the same time, for instance two cars racing, and has a 30-minute counter for single events of longer than one minute in duration.

Only 140 examples of reference 1436 were ever made in the approximately 33 year production period from 1938 until it was discontinued in 1971. The present watch is one of only 59 examples in yellow gold known publicly today, it is one of the very appealing later examples dating from 1965 and the only known watch of the reference to be elevated by the presence of the signature of the highly prestigious retailer Gübelin of Lucerne.
Reference 1436 was made in two generations with different construction in regard to the operation of the chronograph function. For the first generation made until the late 1940s, the crown serves as a button to split and reunite the two seconds hand. The second generation, such as the present watch, was fitted with a co-axial push button within the crown for the split seconds function.
Reference 1436
The model was introduced shortly after the launch of the reference 130 to satisfy demand from customers who requested a chronograph that was capable of timing two events simultaneously. Since its introduction to the market in 1938, reference 1436 remained the best known split seconds chronograph model produced by Patek Philippe. It was predominantly cased in either yellow or pink gold, no examples are known to date in white gold or platinum. The cases were made by Emile Vichet and for the later watches, Ponti Gennari. The elegant reference 1436 and its high quality and complex movement certainly marked a peak in the evolution of technical wristwatches - an area in which Patek Philippe has been foremost for generations. During over 30 years of production, reference 1436 saw a fascinating development both technically and aesthetically. Numerous dial designs have been given to this model and were made by Stern Frères.

E. Gübelin was founded in 1854 and has always been a family enterprise. Located in Lucerne, Switzerland, the renowned company has been manufacturing and retailing superior quality watches and clocks ever since.

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