A FINE 18K YELLOW GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTER AND TACHOMETER
1943 REF 130 MVT 863352 CASE 636956
- 18k yellow gold
- diameter 33 mm
Production of Ref. 130 commenced in 1934 and continued for over 30 years. It was the first chronograph wristwatch bearing a reference number Patek Philippe created in series. The Ref. 130 had a retail price of $600 during the WWII and was available with a number of dial variations. The present lot features Breguet stylized numerals and a tachometer, a rare combination that is aesthetically pleasing and useful at the same time.
For a discussion of Ref. 130, see Reardon, J. Patek Philippe in America, p. 116. Further examples of Ref. 130 are illustrated in Huber, M. & Banbery, A., Patek Philippe, Vol. II, Second Edition, pp. 262-3.