Reference 1463 is one of the most popular of all Patek Philippe chronograph references. It is the only vintage chronograph model with rounded pushers and screw-down case back. When it made its debut in 1940, Ref. 1463 was Patek Philippe's first water resistant chronograph wristwatch, and was produced in less than 750 examples. It was the successor to Ref. 130, another iconic chronograph wristwatch with a snap back. The cases of the reference 1463 were made for Patek Philippe by Taubert (formerly Frerès Borgel) who was specialised in the manufacture of first quality water-resistant type watch cases. The addition of a dust or humidity proof cover further helped to protect the watch movement.
Reference 1463 was launched in 1940 and remained in production until approximately 1969, the majority cased in yellow gold. The present wristwatch is especially remarkable for its rare rosé dial set on an 18k pink gold case and its excellent condition.
For an archive image of a reference 1463, see Huber, M., & Banbery, A., Patek Philippe Wristwatches, Second Edition, p.267, pl.412.
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