With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with laped gold indexes in 1953 and its subsequent sale on 5 December 1953. Furthermore delivered with presentation box.
This reference 1491 has never been offered at auction before and is believed to be one of only nine examples of this model in pink gold with pink dial to appear in public to date. It impresses by its very good overall condition and the highly attractive rose-coloured dial, beautifully harmonizing with the pink gold case.
Reference 1491, launched in 1940, is a perfect example of Patek Philippe's continuous search for new and avant-garde innovations, whether in the movement of their watches, or, as in this instance, in the design. The unusual lugs of this model are premonition of a new era of watchmaking design that will fully dawn from the sixties on with unusual case shapes, stepped bezels and fancy lugs. It is remarkable how Patek Philippe anticipated the trend by two decades.