Accompanied by Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch with silvered dial and applied steel hour markers in 1946 and its subsequent sale on 4 February 1947.
This watch is amongst the most attractive references 1463 in stainless steel to be offered in public in recent years. Its desirability resides in the exclusive combination of the stainless steel case and the highly attractive two-tone silvered dial, further enhanced by the original condition and freshness to the market as it has never been offered in public before.
Reference 1463 was launched in 1940 and remained in production until 1965, the majority cased in yellow gold. The stainless steel models however are exceedingly rare and were in production only until 1960.
The model is illustrated in Patek Philippe Wristwatches by Martin Huber & Alan Banbery, second edition, p. 267.