Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with pink dial in 1944 and its subsequent sale on 30 June 1945. It furthermore states that the dial was originally made with tachometer scale. Based on the condition of the dial it can be assumed that the outer graduation has been removed shortly after the sale of the watch, possibly upon special request of the father of the present owner.
It is the first time that the present watch is offered at auction.
Production of this model, reference 1579, was launched in 1943. The large case and unusual lugs, also called spider lugs because of their resemblance to a spider's legs, make it easily distinguishable from other Patek Philippe chronograph wristwatches of the era.