With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with Breguet numerals and tachometre scale in 1943 and its subsequent sale on 25 June 1945.
In today's vintage watch market, watches featuring the much sought after Breguet numerals, especially when confirmed by the Extract from the Archives such as the present reference 130, are highly valued collector's pieces.
Consigned by a private collector and fresh to the market, the present reference 130 is a charismatic example with well-preserved proportions and original pushers and crown. The dial is equally in very good condition, with nicely raised hard enamel signature and scales and shiny Breguet numerals. The tachymetre scale is calibrated for miles, indicating that the watch was destined for the North American market.
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.