Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1951 and its subsequent sale on 23 October 1951.
The present example of reference 1579 is in unusually crisp condition, still retaining the sharp facets to its lugs, rendering this model's distinctive look. Fresh to the market, as the property of the same family for over 50 years, it is the first time this watch is offered at auction. The overall good condition, enhanced by its prominent retailer's signature "Gobbi" of Milan, renders this a very attractive collector's chronograph.
Production of reference 1579 was launched in 1943 and is one of the rarer Patek Philippe chronograph models. 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.