With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch with applied gold indexes in 1950 and its subsequent sale on 5 July 1950.
The present reference 1491 is believed to be one of only ten 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.