- A FINE AND RARE YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS
REF 130 MVT 863298 CASE 635236 MADE IN 1943
- Gold, leather
- diameter 33 mm
The Ref. 130 is an iconic vintage Patek Philippe chronograph. Its design was based on the classic Calatrava, Ref. 96, and it was the first chronograph wristwatch by the firm to bear a reference number.
Production began in 1934, and due to its classic shape and timeless appeal, it was made for three decades. While tastes shifted dramatically over that period, the desire for an elegant, understated wristwatch - combined with the utilitarian complication of a chronograph - withstood the test of time then as it does today.
The original owner of this watch was a United States foreign diplomat who lived in Brazil and traveled extensively during the 1930s and 1940s with his wife. It is being offered for this first time at auction.