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A FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH TACHOMETER AND REGISTER 1951 REF 1463R MVT 868173 CASE 664958
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A FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH TACHOMETER AND REGISTER 1951 REF 1463R MVT 868173 CASE 664958
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Patek Philippe
A FINE AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH TACHOMETER AND REGISTER 1951 REF 1463R MVT 868173 CASE 664958
• cal. 13 manual winding movement, 23 jewels, metal dust cover • silvered dial with applied pink gold Arabic 12 and 6 o'clock, bullet indexes, subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30-minute register, outer tachometer scale • two round chronograph pushers to the band, screw back • case, dial and movement signed • Extract from the Archives confirming sale 23 May 1952
diameter 34 mm
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Catalogue Note

When it made its debut in 1940, Ref. 1463 was Patek Philippe's first water resistant chronograph wristwatch, and was produced in fewer than 750 examples. It was the successor to Ref. 130, another iconic chronograph wristwatch with a snap back. For an example of Ref. 130, see lot 166.

After production of Ref. 1463 ended in the late 1960s, Patek Philippe did not introduce any other chronograph wristwatches until 1998, when Ref. 5070 debuted. 

The inside of the case back is stamped 'FB', the maker's mark for Taubert & Fils. From the late 19th century, when it existed under the name Frères Borgel, Taubert & Fils was one of the finest Geneva-based case makers and specialized in water-resistant cases. They worked with many firms, including Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin.

For a similar example, see Huber, M. & Banbery, A., Patek Philippe Wristwatches, Vol. II, Second Edition, p. 267.

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