With Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1938 and its subsequent sale on 31 August 1938.
Launched in 1938, reference 572 is distinguished by its unusual case design, the trapezoid-shaped hinged lugs including a click system to fit a specially designed leather strap with t-bar lugs or a cord bracelet.
The present watch is an attractive and well-preserved example of this rare model, featuring the rare combination of a pink gold case and pink dial, often found in watches made for the South American market, in this case for Oscar Machado, Patek Philippe's retailer in Caracas, Venezuela.
A similar watch is illustrated in Ore d'Oro 2 by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti, Franco Nencini, p. 44, pl. 17.