Lot 343
  • 343

Patek Philippe

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
Sold
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Description

  • A FINE AND RARE YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS
    REF 130 MVT 863298 CASE 635236 MADE IN 1943
  • Gold, leather
  • diameter 33 mm
• cal. 13''nickel lever movement, 23 jewels, mono-metallic balance • silvered dial, applied gold Roman numerals and dot indexes, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30-minute register, outer tachometer scale • 18k yellow gold case, down-turned lugs, snap-on case back • case, dial and movement signed

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming date of sale on February 19, 1945.

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.

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