With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the movement of the present watch in 1947, it was encased in 1957 and sold on 17 May 1958.
The reference 130 offered here for sale by the family of the original owner is highlighted by a very attractive and unusual dial, characterized by the full facetted gold baton hour markers. This dial design is typical for the late 1950s and 1960s and is more often seen on reference 1463 (see lot 42 in this auction) and reference 1436. On reference 130, however, this dial is very seldom found due to the fact that this chronograph model was running out of production around this time.
This reference 130 on the other hand, is fully confirmed to have been completed in 1957 and, consequently, fits perfectly well with scholarship.
Never offered before in public and presented in overall honest and original condition, the present "one-thirty" is an attractive specimen and an unusual variant of Patek Philippe's classic chronograph.
The production of the simple chronograph with reference 130 was launched in 1934. The model was produced in different precious metal versions as well as in stainless steel.